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Attended by 21 MPs and 3 peers, the APPG changed its name to the APPG for Woods and Trees. Its remit changed to:
- responding to the challenges of a changing world
- raising awareness of the UK’s woods and trees.
Alex Chalk MP was elected as chair and Mike Hill MP, Dame Cheryl Gillan MP and Michael Fabricant MP as vice-chairs.
Our Emergency Tree Plan was introduced, helping the group to better understand its importance for the future of trees and woods in the UK.
Updates were also given on recent work with local authorities and threats to ancient woods, including HS2.