Date lodged: 8 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when it last met its target for new forestry planting.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 22 September 2016
Scotland has delivered over 70% of all new forestry plantings in the UK since 2012 when the new planting target of 100,000 hectares by 2022 was introduced. The Scottish Government is taking decisive action to stimulate new forestry planting to meet this ambitious annual planting target of 10,000 hectares which is still to be achieved.