The England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) is a financial incentive introduced by the UK Government. It encourages landowners to increase tree-planting efforts and to establish new woodlands as part of carbon emissions reductions biodiversity restoration targets. Additionally EWCO incentivises the increase in availability of vital ecosystems services provided by woodland landscapes. Part of the offering is a support program given to any landowners, farmers, businesses, and communities making efforts to increase woodland cover. Creation of these habitats also enables the retention of water in the land, helping to mitigate flooding during wetter months.