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Why your organisation should plant trees

We can’t combat climate change without trees.

The Committee on Climate Change has called for 1.5 million hectares of new woodland to be planted across the UK if we are to reduce emissions and become more resilient to the challenges of a rapidly warming world.

With Government planting rates currently well short of what’s required, we can’t wait for Westminster to take the lead.

Trees for SDGs

Planting trees right here in the UK should form a key part of any organisation’s climate change strategy.

As the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, we can help you plant the trees the UK desperately needs. In doing so, you’ll be making an active contribution towards Goal 13: Climate Action of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The benefits of planting trees don’t stop there. By putting trees in the ground here in the UK, you’ll be making a tangible contribution towards several other SDGS:

  • Goal 2: Zero hunger - Agroforestry has the potential to make the UK’s food production more productive, resilient and environmentally-friendly.
  • Goal 3: Good health & wellbeing - More than one million visits are made to the UK’s woods and forests daily. Access to green spaces is proven to boost both mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation - Trees clean our water, filtering out harmful substances and preventing soil erosion. They also reduce flood risk, a growing threat in a warming climate.
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities - Urban trees reduce air pollution, provide homes for wildlife and boost our health and wellbeing. There is even evidence that they can help to reduce crime.
  • Goal 15: Life on land - Trees and woods support a wealth of biodiversity. A single oak tree can support more than 350 other species. As one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, the UK’s wildlife needs all the help it can get.

 Let's plant trees together

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