That is basically what they are calling for here in Northern Ireland.
They are calling for triple the amount of trees planted than what currently is being planted.
Of course the timber producers are suggesting that that's a great idea but slow growing trees are next to useless and we should be growing trees for the timber industry. They want the planting carried out on a 75% to 25% ratio of timber producing trees to slow growing varieties.
Of course they say all the correct buzz words of "Jobs", "the economy", "helping to keep the cost of timber down for local builders", etc.
The Joe Bloggs of this world simply dont know any better so would support this without batting an eyelid.