8 Dec 2020

Forestry Commission admits it was wrong to allow trees to be planted on peat bogs

Chief Correspondent

The Forestry Commission has admitted it was wrong to grant permission for trees to be planted on land containing peat bogs, which have been there for thousands of years.

The bogs are not only one of our most precious stores of carbon, they’re important wildlife habitats too.

Our chief correspondent Alex Thomson has been investigating how the Forestry Commission used taxpayer money to plant trees on the UK’s equivalent of the Amazon rainforest.