Defra: England tree planting programme

The third wave of our ongoing research into farmers’ perspectives on tree planting and EWCO, a Government scheme for woodland creation, was recently published.

Commissioned by Defra, the report explores barriers and motivations for planting trees, farmers’ knowledge and beliefs about the issue and the support available, and their awareness of and responses to EWCO.

We used a mix of quantitative and qualitative research for this project, and are currently finishing off the fourth wave of research.

The latest report is available here: England Tree Planting Programme – Quantitative Tracking – WD0506 (

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