Farmers in Scotland have been offered a share of £1m as an incentive to take up forestry. The Scottish Government funding will be used to help farmers and crofters establish new small-scale woodlands. Rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing believes increased levels of tree planting could help tackle climate change. He also said the funding could help the rural economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
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