Forest for Cornwall marks milestone of 600,000 trees
A project to increase tree cover and "help slow climate change" has achieved a milestone of planting more than 600,000 trees, its leaders say. The Forest for Cornwall, which was launched in 2019, said it was equivalent to one tree for every resident in the county. The project, supported by Cornwall Council, covers about 1,480 acres (600 hectares) of land. Forest for Cornwall wanted to reach one million trees by 2025, it said. The project has involved volunteers, businesses, farmers, community groups, schools, landowners, town and parish councils. Farmers can benefit from the Woodland Creation Partnership, funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' Nature for Climate Fund, which provides finance and support for tree-planting on their land. Martyn Alvey, council cabinet member for environment and climate change, said everyone involved "should be really proud that they contributed to this important project to tackle climate change and bring more nature into our communities". He said: "Reaching more than 600,000 trees across Cornwall is no mean feat and I want to thank everyone for doing their bit for the Forest for Cornwall." Follow BBC News South West on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram . Send your story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org . Welsh farming threatened by tree planting - MPs Carbon offsetting 'not get-out-of-jail-free card' 210728 Lingohack - Could planting giant trees offset a lifetimes carbon footprint? First trees in 'Forest for Cornwall' planted Forest for Cornwall Woodland Creation Partnership The story of Cornish 9/11 hero Rick Rescorla who gave his life to save 2700 more Live at Scorrier House Leftfield, Hot Chip sound problems Three people injured after stabbing in Torpoint What is a Pard Card and how can you get discounts in Falmouth? Police hunt serial flasher who has struck three times 'Massive' moment for Cornish mining history as ancient equipment is saved Race against time to save Morocco quake survivors US denies Cold War with China in historic Vietnam visit How Russia and West agreed on Ukraine G20 language How Russia and West agreed on Ukraine G20 language US denies Cold War with China in historic Vietnam visit 'Everyone in this village is either dead or missing' At the scene of Morocco mosque collapsed by quake. Video At the scene of Morocco mosque collapsed by quake Inside the horror of Europe's biggest wildfire Inside a 'hijacked' South African building. Video Inside a 'hijacked' South African building How chronic pain feels for me. Video How chronic pain feels for me The rise and fall of a parenting influencer Guyana scrambles to make the most of oil wealth Florida's first hurricane-proof town The greatest spy novel ever written? Why is everyone crazy about Aperol? 2023 BBC.