If you were moved by Greta Thunberg’s recent UN climate summIt speech (or generally by the catastrophic signs of global warming) then you’re probably looking for ways to be green.
We know that planting more trees is one way to achieve that goal as they filter our air, using up carbon dioxide and creating oxygen.
With that in mind, a conservation charity is aiming to put up a tree for every person in the UK. But that’s going to require a lot of effort.
The Woodland Trust is launching the Big Climate Fightback, asking a million Brits to help erect more trees by the end of November 2019.
Within the next six years, the Trust hopes to have planted 64 million trees.
If the UK hopes to cut its carbon emissions to zero by 2050, it will need to plant 1.5 billion trees altogether.
That would require 50 million young trees going into the ground each year before the deadline. If that’s something you want to contribute to, here’s how to get involved.
The Woodland Trust offers tree-planting services in four areas – on an individual, business, and school level, and for farmers and landowners.
If you want to plant the trees yourself, The Woodland Trust will contribute up to 75% of the costs, depending on the number you plant.
All of the trees provided by the charity will include native broadleaf varieties, such as oak, birch and hawthorn.
Some of the options available include trees bearing apples and berries (win-win).
Once you’ve made the decision to support the Big Climate Fightback, the charity will help you select a tree suitable for you and your land size.
You can apply for a tree pack on the website but the Woodland Trust are currently experiencing a high number of requests so it’s a good idea to bookmark the page.
In the meantime, enjoy browsing through the hundreds of options available, whether you want a sapling in your garden or hundreds on your land.
The decision to get involved could make a massive contribution to the wellbeing of our environment.