Date lodged: 6 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how suitable areas for woodland expansion are (a) identified and (b) prioritised.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 26 October 2016
Scottish Local Authorities publish Forest and Woodland Strategies which are used to identify suitable areas for woodland expansion. Applications for woodland expansion are prioritised using target areas and scoring criteria contained within the Forestry Grant Scheme.