Climate change and resilient woodlands

Practical advice for woodland owners, managers and local authorities.

The UK’s climate is changing. Even with very ambitious actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally, some further climate change is inevitable up to at least 2050. Planting and managing trees, forests and woodlands so that they are fit for the future must be part of our response.

Trees, woodlands and forests play a key role in greenhouse gas removal, but trees can only help reduce the negative impacts of a changing climate if they are resilient to those challenges themselves. Read our climate change guidance below.


Published 3 August 2020