Trees: the infrastructure of the future?

At the end of last year HM Treasury published the UK National Infrastructure Strategy. Among the many references to 'grey' infrastructure, such as transport, energy and digital, there was a statement about the importance of local green spaces and a renewed commitment to funding tree-planting in England. It's clear that despite the powerful work of the Natural Capital Committee and other environmental economists, HM Treasury still doesn't quite consider green infrastructure to be 'real' infrastructure. But these welcome references suggest that things might be starting to change.