Valuing Nature webinars – 6 February 2019 Natural capital trade-offs in afforested peatlands

Thursday 6 February 2019, 13:00 – 14:00

Richard Payne – Natural capital trade-offs in afforested peatlands

‘Large areas of Britain’s peatlands were planted with non-native conifers in the twentieth century. Forest expansion onto peat was promoted to secure domestic timber supply and encourage employment in rural areas, but proved controversial and was ultimately halted. As trees reach harvesting age there are important questions about what should be done with these areas next, with principal options including continued forestry and restoration to open habitats. Change in different forms of natural capital is key to this decision-making.’ Webinar registration