jimbo wrote:
edders23 wrote:
from the woodland trust site
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The CCC analysis outlines that 32,000 hectares annually of net woodland increase is required for the next 30 years, moving the UK from 13% to 17% woodland cover. This equates to a million new hectares of woodland cover, and some 1.5 billion trees.
the uk has a total area of 24249500 hectares so not sure where your figures are from but there is room if we use marginal farmland and perhaps some of the remote Scottish Highlands which are only populated by sheep according to Stuart
Oops! Not 24249500. But 2424950.0 those decimal points eh!
But let’s talk acres. British. 60,000,000 acres. 2 billion trees. You do the math.
I do hate mathematically illiterate people
60 million acres divided by 2.471 is 24 million 249 thousand and 500 hectares
For many tree species you plant at a density of between 800 and 1000 an acre (and then thin out as they start to grow so if you planted trees on every acre of uk soil that would be up to 60 Billion saplings which would eventually be thinned out to around 20 billion trees so 2 billion is 1 10th the uk land mass and add to that the approximate 7 per cent that's already woodland you get 17 percent
maths class dismisses Jimbo you get an F