We need our trees to tackle climate change
Climate change threatens ancient woods and trees by:
- changing the seasons
- increasing the threat of pests and diseases
- increasing the risk of extreme weather like storms and droughts.
But trees and woods can also play an amazing role in combatting climate change and making our landscape more resilient, they:
- store carbon
- help mitigate flooding
- provide shade to reduce temperatures
- provide renewable alternatives to fossil fuels.
You can #ShowTheLove too!
It stands to reason then, we want to #ShowTheLove this February. We challenge you to take one action to #ShowTheLove for our woods and trees threatened by climate change.
You can even press your MP to follow suit. After much lobbying, Michael Fabricant MP recently introduced a bill to parliament to focus on mapping our precious ancient woods. We’ve been calling for this for years so this is great progress.
And it goes to show, as citizens you can be heard and create the change. MPs can take action, so contact yours today!
It takes just a few minutes, but our combined voices have the power to make a difference. Fight for our trees, combat climate change, and do your bit!