HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 cc689-90
65. Sir A. Baillie

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether any steps are taken by them to encourage the planting in this country of poplars and willows on all available damp and waste land in low-lying areas; and whether, in view of the quantity of such land in this country which is now without such trees, special attention will be paid to this matter with a view to reducing unnecessary imports of timber?

Sir G. Courthope

The Forestry Commissioners have published Bulletins on Poplars and the Cultivation of the Cricket Bat Willow. Planting grants of £2 per acre are provided by the Commissioners to encourage landowners to plant poplars.