£5 million will be invested in woodlands through the spine of England, from London to the West Midlands, following today's launch of the HS2 Woodland Fund.
As part of the construction of Britain’s new high-speed railway, High-Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is creating a network of new wildlife habitats along the route. This includes around 7 million new trees and shrubs on the first phase of the railway.
In addition to this extensive tree planting programme, a separate fund has been established to help local landowners create new native, broadleaf woodlands and restore existing ancient woodland sites. High Speed Two (HS2) Limited 9.11.17