In a bid to tackle climate change and reduce our carbon emissions, we have an ambitious plan to plant one million native trees across the Borough over the next few years.
This ambition is not something we can deliver alone…..so we need your help.
Whether you are a business, community group, school or a keen gardener, we want you to get involved.
Why are trees important?
Trees remove carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) from the atmosphere and store the carbon in their trunks, stems, leaves, roots and in the soil. They release oxygen as a by-product.
Trees are also important because:
- They offer cool, shady areas and absorb pollutants
- A mix of species will help our Borough adapt to future climate change, pests and diseases
- Volunteering as well as planting and caring for trees helps boost wellbeing
- They create valuable green spaces for local people
- If you plant trees and hedges properly, it creates safe and diverse wildlife corridors that link and protect habitats
- They stabilise soil and protect against wind damage
- They reduce surface water run-off, flooding and snowdrift
- Trees can provide us with food crops and other useful materials
Our aim is to record the location, species and who carried out the planting of the trees. This information will help us to keep track of how much carbon the trees are storing over their lifetime.
Have you planted a tree and want to include it towards our one million target?
If so, then fill in the short form below:
We are thankful to everyone who is doing their bit to help us tackle climate change.
For any enquiries please T. 028 9034 0139 or email us.