Fight climate change

Our forests fight climate change
by reducing carbon dioxide

Create homes for wildlife

Create homes for wildlife

We create habitats in which
wildlife can thrive

Plant UK trees

Plant UK trees

We create native, biodiverse
ecosystems close to home

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Tomorrow’s Forests?

We launched Creating Tomorrow's Forests to make it easy for you to make your impact on the planet and help us replace the lost forests of the UK. We started out planting almost eight million trees on large-scale sites for the forestry commission, private land owners and government, and have now decided to start projects in partnership with businesses and individuals.

We only ever plant in the UK because we believe our members should be able to see for themselves the impact that they are making. In these modern times, it has never been more important to look after the land which we call home, making sure we maintain our native ecosystems for years to come.

We don't just plant trees, our mission is to create diverse woodland habitats. To do this, we look to science to guide the way. Up-to-date findings help us to ensure the highest possible amount of carbon is sequestered where possible.

We also know which species of trees will survive in different parts of the UK. Each site that we create is expertly designed in-house to make sure the trees survive and thrive, become a home for wildlife, and a place that we can enjoy.

Who plants your trees?

We plant all of your trees ourselves. From the site design, to our planters, nothing is ever outsourced to third-party contractors. We strictly control the design and quality of the planting, meaning that more trees survive over time, growing into full maturity and creating a diverse, living woodland.

How can you prove my impact?

When you invest in Creating Tomorrow's Forests, we select marginal and poor sites across the UK to create forests on. We use the latest research and detailed site characteristics to create planting plans. We use planting methods that ensure maximum carbon storage potential, high-quality local tree species, and long-term management methods to ensure that the woodland you create survives and thrives.

Before planting we conduct baseline surveys to look at the existing site biodiversity and then we repeat these surveys at regular intervals and share the results with you so that you can see wildlife flourishing in the restored habitat.

We also supply our members with a bespoke GPS coordinate linking them to every tree they have planted.

How will this benefit my business?

It has never been more important to align your brand with consumers’ desires to make green purchases. Now more than ever consumers look for green credentials in a brand's business practices.

A successful and sustainable business requires year-on-year sales growth, and many businesses are now following the principles of the circular economy to achieve this. The planet has limited resources, so in order to sustain this, we must put back what we take out. By partnering with Creating Tomorrow’s Forests you can demonstrate your green credentials and be assured that you are investing in ecologically sound UK habitat creation projects.

Is Tomorrow’s Forests a charity?

At Tomorrow's Forests it is our mission to fight climate change by planting trees and creating complete ecosystem habitats. In order to maximise our chances for success and get us closer to our goal of planting millions more trees, we decided to operate as a private limited company. Here are some of the key reasons why we made this decision:

  • ‣ In order to really grow Tomorrow's Forests’ impact, we need to be open to potential capital investment.
  • ‣ To reach our goal, and fight the climate emergency we need to scale quickly. That means being open to investments and having a highly talented and quality team on board.
  • ‣ We want to prove that green initiatives such as ours are viable business options.
  • ‣ We want to build a long-term sustainable revenue structure that stands the test of time. Our mission to replace the lost forests of the UK requires our organisation to stand the test of time.
  • What is afforestation?

    Afforestation is creating new forest in an area that previously had no tree cover. New forests absorb carbon more quickly than established forests, so planting new forests is an essential part of tackling climate change. Planting entire woodlands with a mix of species is also more effective for carbon capture than planting monocultures, which is why our mission is to create forests rather than plant trees.

    The UK has the lowest level of woodland cover in Europe at just 13%, so we are committed to creating new forests to capture carbon and to increase biodiversity.

    How does planting trees reduce my carbon footprint?

    Trees are one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere. Through photosynthesis they absorb carbon through their leaves and store it to fuel growth. It is estimated that new forests could store up to 25% of the current atmospheric carbon, which represents a huge contribution to tackling climate change.

    Every single tree counts in the fight against climate change but planting forests will reduce carbon levels even more quickly. Managing the long-term health of forests will ensure that trees continue to sequester carbon and keep it locked away. It is very difficult to measure how much carbon one person produces and how much an individual tree stores, but we know that young, densely planted forests grow ten times faster.

    This means that the Tomorrow's Forests woodlands will absorb carbon quickly and site ownership and sensitive management will ensure that the carbon is stored in the long term. Creating forests also has additional benefits in terms of increasing biodiversity, reducing local temperatures and reducing flooding, so investing in one of our forests will benefit the planet and our local environment in many ways.

    Why do you only plant in the UK?

    The UK has an international commitment to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030, and planting forests in the UK directly contributes to this. Restoring native woodland also contributes to preserving biodiversity here in the UK and creates habitats in which our wildlife can thrive. Most other projects plant non-native species in tropical countries that are unlikely to create functioning forest ecosystems.

    By not relying on third-party planters and planting close to home, we can be more efficient, have a higher percentage of trees that grow to full maturity and cultivate our sites through the years. This means that more carbon is taken from the atmosphere in the long term, and local air quality can improve.

    Which species of tree do you plant?

    After reviewing the characteristics and history of a site, we plant native tree species tailored to the local ecology, paying close attention to regional tree varieties. Our aim is to create a thriving woodland ecosystem that restores local habitat and allows wildlife species that may have been lost to move back in.

    We commonly use English Oak (Quercus robur) as the cornerstone and then a mixture of Silver Birch (Betula pendula), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Willows and other faster growing species to get the woodland carbon sequestration happening as quickly as possible. Our planting method is a variation on the Miyawaki method, that carefully considers soil type and plants saplings at high densities to accelerate growth and carbon capture. As part of this planting method, we will plant different size trees varying from whips (60cm) to feathereds (1.2m) to standards (3m) to establish a multistorey canopy from the beginning of the project, enabling the site to kickstart itself and make it more inviting for wildlife. 

    In addition to planting tree species, we sow appropriate flower mixes to create ground layer vegetation. We also create additional habitat such as ponds, wildflower meadows, amphibian hibernacula and insect refuges. Our forests not only capture carbon effectively but also create valuable habitat for wildlife and a lasting legacy in this country that you can visit.

    Still have questions? Ask away at hello@tomorrowsforests.com

    For all general enquiries, please contact us at:
    Phone: 01258 818003
    Email: hello@tomorrowsforests.com

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