The Gloucestershire Tree Strategy follow the mantra of the right tree in the right place for the right reason. However, 'right' in each of these circumstances is subjective. For instance, organisations differ in their opinions around the climate resilience of native UK trees - some believe that phenotypic elasticity will allow UK sourced and grown native varieties to adapt to warmer climates, while others consider the planting of more southerly specifies, such as Italian Oak, to be the better course of action to ensure woodlands are still thriving in a 2 or 3 degree future. In addition, for productive woodland, and indeed for carbon sequestration, landowners may consider spruce and larch to be appropriate, but it is clear that is nature recovery is the aim, this will not help, as monocrops of these species will lead to nature-poor forests. The Gloucestershire LNP believes a mix of species is the right way to go, with a strong focus on UK sourced and grown native trees wherever possible. Gloucestershire County Council have created a list of suggested species to focus on, which is attached here. The Woodland Trust have produced a useful list of UK Sourced and Grown accredited nurseries in the UK - those closest to Gloucestershire are highlighted in yellow on the attached document.