Scotland, United Kingdom, has the largest forest cover of its territory in almost a millennium, and the country plans on having 21% of its land converted into forests by 2032.
A century ago under 6% of Scotland was forested, and today that proportion reached 18% – almost back to what it was a thousand years ago.
Since the 1980s, a larger proportion of native trees have been planted to better help biodiversity. Rewilding and climate movements are on the rise: according to a survey conducted in 2021, some 80% of the population supports the reforestation efforts of the Highlands. Now, authorities want to increase the country’s forest cover by 3% by 2032.