Tree planting in Scotland receives a boost as drinks companies set out to reduce their carbon footprint by planting 1 million trees each

Tree planting in Scotland is to receive a massive boost with drinks company Diageo and craft brewer BrewDog set to plant one million trees each to reduce their carbon footprint. Diageo, which owns the Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand, this week announced that it will join forces with its partners across Scotland to plant one million trees to create biodiverse-rich, sustainable woodland that are havens for … Continue reading Tree planting in Scotland receives a boost as drinks companies set out to reduce their carbon footprint by planting 1 million trees each

Conservation organisations issue best practice guidelines for tree planting events while social distancing

Conservation organisations have launched Covid-aware tree planting guidance to ensure volunteers won’t miss the winter planting season this year. If you are taking part in or involved in organising any upcoming winter tree-planting activities within your community, The Tree Council-led coalition of conservation charities have issued best practice guidelines for tree planting events while social distancing. The guidance provides advice for planning and running events, … Continue reading Conservation organisations issue best practice guidelines for tree planting events while social distancing

The Woodland Trust sets out to plant 5o million trees in the UK by 2025

The Woodland Trust has announced plans to plant 50 million trees in the UK by 2025 in a bid to help tackle climate change. The conservation charity is calling on people around the country to slip on their gardening gloves and plant trees as part of their Big Climate Fightback this November. There are plenty of ways to get involved whether you want to plant a tree in your … Continue reading The Woodland Trust sets out to plant 5o million trees in the UK by 2025

25million trees to be planted throughout Australia over the next five years to aid bushfire recovery

Australia will plant 25 million trees over the next five years to aid bushfire recovery, in what will become one of the country’s largest-ever restoration projects. The initiative will cover 20,000 hectares of land and generate habitats for dozens of threatened and endangered animals. The trees are also expected to lift 4.25 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the environment over a quarter century. Five … Continue reading 25million trees to be planted throughout Australia over the next five years to aid bushfire recovery

Woodland Trust’s free trees scheme urges community groups and schools to be part of a “green recovery”

Community groups and schools in the UK wanting to plant trees as to be part of a “green recovery” have until 14 August to get their applications into the Woodland Trust. Some 560,000 saplings will be made available, ready for the planting season, as part of the Woodland Trust’s free tree scheme. Packs contain a mix of UK sourced and grown native broadleaf species such … Continue reading Woodland Trust’s free trees scheme urges community groups and schools to be part of a “green recovery”

England has enough land to triple tree cover, official data reveals

England could triple tree cover in England without impacting on other priority habitats such as peat bogs, according to Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth analysed unpublished Forestry Commission data and found that there is sufficient suitable land for an additional 3.2m hectares of trees on top of existing woodland, which would take England’s tree cover, from the current level of 10%  to 35%. … Continue reading England has enough land to triple tree cover, official data reveals

TerraMatch: New online platform aims to stem deforestation by connecting tree planters with investors

A new online platform that aims to stem deforestation worldwide by connecting people who can plant trees with investors has been launched by the World Resources Institute (WRI). TerraMatch aims to boost efforts to protect forests and plant trees, critical tactics in the fight against climate change and land degradation, according to WRI. Big businesses and governments have pledged to plant trees and invest more … Continue reading TerraMatch: New online platform aims to stem deforestation by connecting tree planters with investors

Trees for Life volunteers isolate in Scottish Highlands to save more than 10,000 young trees

Volunteers dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands have chosen to isolate in the wilds near Loch Ness to save more than 10,000 young trees from being lost during the coronavirus crisis. A team of six people from Trees for Life have been voluntarily isolating themselves at the charity’s flagship Dundreggan rewilding estate in Glenmoriston, near Loch Ness in the Highlands since 23 March in order … Continue reading Trees for Life volunteers isolate in Scottish Highlands to save more than 10,000 young trees

Travel app App In The Air plants one tree for every flight booked to mitigate impact of climate change

Travel app App in the Air has partnered with the nonprofit One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every flight that’s booked through the app, In an effort to mitigate the impact of flying on climate change. Flying produces the most greenhouse gases out of any form of travel, but App in the Air wants to reduce the carbon footprint by getting on a … Continue reading Travel app App In The Air plants one tree for every flight booked to mitigate impact of climate change

European music festival, EXIT, initiates Serbia’s pledge to plant nearly 1 billion trees to help fight climate change

The Serbian Government has pledged to plant nearly 1 billion trees to combat the climate crisis thanks to an initiative launched by music festival EXIT calling on mass reforestation throughout the country. EXIT, one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, launched the Green Я:Evolution initiative to increase Serbia’s forest cover by nearly 50%. Green Я:Evolution was launched last November with the main goal to … Continue reading European music festival, EXIT, initiates Serbia’s pledge to plant nearly 1 billion trees to help fight climate change