Plan to plant ‘ribbon of forest’ across north of England

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    Plans to create a new Northern Forest have been started by the government.

    £5.7m is being provided to plant a “ribbon of forest” that would stretch from Liverpool to Hull, spanning across Manchester, Leeds and Bradford.

    It is estimated the project will take 25 years and cost £500m, with further funding to be raised by charity.

    As part of the plan around 50 million new trees will be planted.

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