‘Trees make way for windfarms’

By Tim Pauling

Published: 02/01/2014

Millions of trees have been cut down to make way for windfarms to meet Scottish Government renewable energy targets, it was claimed last night.

Information obtained by the Conservatives shows that 6,202acres (or 2,510hectares) have been axed since 2007 – equating to around 5million trees.

Figures received from the Forestry Commission, under freedom of information, show that 1,957acres (792hectares) have been replanted after the turbines were erected.

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