Standing on the highest peak in the empire, a landscape of denuded woodlands stretches out as far as the eye can see. Where once the sounds of woodpecker and bear would've been heard in the dark undergrowth, now only the whilstle of the wind between the stumps remains. The insatiable appetite of your biggest cities for fresh lumber has led to the surrounding lands being stripped of trees. Planting of seedlings will help longer term, but what amends can you make today?
Great woodlands still exist at the edge of the known world. We will buy what we need.
Commoners working across the cities will object, but preservation is vital.