Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis planted trees today in the new ‘Northern Forest’ alongside Thérèse Coffey, the Under-Secretary of State for the Environment.
— Dan Jarvis (@DanJarvisMP) 12 March 2018
This morning @theresecoffey joined the @WoodlandTrust in Bolton to plant the first tree of the @NorthernForest_ – a visionary project which will create a vast swathe of woodland from Liverpool to Hull. pic.twitter.com/SiJPBQuefQ
— Defra UK (@DefraGovUK) 12 March 2018
It marked the first day of a 25-year project that will see 50 million trees planted across the North of England, creating a 120-mile forest that will span from Liverpool to Hull.
Today’s planting began at the Woodland Trust’s urban fringe site near Bolton.