Whilst maintaining superior quality agricultural land (grades 1 and 2) for food production is essential in the UK, planting mixed-broadleaf trees on low quality or less productive areas of arable land can provide significant carbon benefit. Carbon sequestration can go beyond simple sequestration in aboveground biomass. This briefing sets out to fully assess the carbon implications of converting just one hectare of degraded arable land into woodland.

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