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At The Tree Council Forum on 21st July 2010, members of The Tree Council considered the Government aspiration to launch a national tree planting campaign; within that agenda, they identified and summarised opportunities for local or national government to remove blocks to tree planting (see document 'Tree Council Forum Findings' section 11, pg. 5/6).  

Arising from this analysis by represented organisations, Defra commissioned the Forestry Commission to investigate further how blocks could reasonably be overcome without creating additional funding commitments, red tape or complications to existing systems. That work has been continuing, supported by a stakeholder group and a final report, which is intended as a discussion document, is now ready for comments by our membership prior to agreeing the next steps.  

We have uploaded a PDF of the report (BTP Barriers and Drivers Final Report). Please send your initial comments to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so that we can consider how best to take it forward.