This was sent as an email to all Area Association and Branch Secretaries, for them to share this information with their members:

At the ADM,  delegates passed a resolution to raise the awareness of the importance of trees for pollinators and support education of planners etc so more appropriate trees could be planted and maintained in the future.

We have become aware of the DEFRA consultation on the England tree strategy.

A BBKA response has been drafted and is attached for your information and assistance. 

The consultation closes on the 12th of September. I am encouraging you as Associations or individuals to complete this consultation if you can, so Tree planting and management in the future has an input from those with a care for bees and pollinators in general.

Kind regards

Richard Bond

BBKA Trustee

BBKA's response