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Using Wood for Good – How Timber Can Help Fight Climate Change

Using Wood for Good – How Timber Can Help Fight Climate Change

Planting trees is the most efficient and scalable nature-based solution to fighting climate change and helping to achieve the Paris Agreement targets of restricting global warming to 1.5°C. Forests have great potential to help absorb more of the excess carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere as trees absorb it and store as carbon, making forests the largest land based carbon sink. Preserving and restoring forests is internationally recognised as being...

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Creating Woodland – How to Plant Trees

Creating Woodland – How to Plant Trees

Trees are one of the most effective current solutions to absorbing excess carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and helping us to limit global warming to the 1.5°C target set as part of the Paris Agreement. There is international recognition of the need to protect our existing forests and expand forest cover to sequester more carbon and this has led to a plethora of tree planting campaigns such as the...

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Five Reasons to Go Down to the Woods this Winter

Five Reasons to Go Down to the Woods this Winter

When it is cold outside it can be tempting to stay huddled up indoors eating tempting Christmas treats, but there are some enormous health and wellbeing benefits to getting outdoors into nature. After an exceptionally stressful year, we have researched some of the best reasons to get outdoors and let nature soothe our frayed nerves this winter. 1. Exercising outdoors is more effective There are many studies that have shown...

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How Green is Your Tree? The History of Real Christmas Trees

How Green is Your Tree? The History of Real Christmas Trees

There is something undeniably magical about coming downstairs during the festive season to smell the pine scent and see the twinkling lights on a real Christmas tree. Although we associate the Christmas tree tradition with the Victorian era, the custom of bringing evergreen foliage indoors during the winter is much older, reminding us that life continues even during the dormancy of the colder months. It may seem a shame to...

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What Is Biodiversity and Why Is It Important?

What Is Biodiversity and Why Is It Important?

Biodiversity is a term used to describe the astonishing variety and variability of living organisms on planet Earth. From tropical rainforests with jewel-coloured birds to windswept penguins in the Antarctic, diverse communities of bacteria, fungi, plant and animal organisms form ecosystems with their physical environment. The species within these ecosystems interact to produce a complex web of interconnections, with each species affecting others around it. The complexity of these interconnections...

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The Miyawaki Method for Creating Forests

The Miyawaki Method for Creating Forests

The Miyawaki Method is one of the most effective tree planting methods for creating forest cover quickly on degraded land that has been used for other purposes such as agriculture or construction. It is effective because it is based on natural reforestation principles, i.e. using trees native to the area and replicating natural forest regeneration processes. It has some significant benefits over more traditional forestry methods when used in smaller...

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Why Are We Creating Tomorrow’s Forests?

Why Are We Creating Tomorrow’s Forests?

We are Creating Tomorrow’s Forests to fight climate change by harnessing the carbon sequestration potential of trees and to increase biodiversity by planting native trees and restoring woodland habitat. With our expertise in planting and managing forests, we can create beautiful woodland ecosystems and other habitats that will thrive and provide a multitude of benefits for people and the planet. Climate change Climate change as a result of human activity...

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Technical Note - How do Trees Store Carbon?

Technical Note - How do Trees Store Carbon?

Technical Note - How do Trees Store Carbon?   Human activity such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation is creating a surplus of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which is causing an increase in global temperatures. If the rate at which we emit carbon does not dramatically slow down, this increase could have dramatic effects on our weather systems, increase sea levels, displace millions of people...

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The Post-Covid Green Recovery – A New Hope?

The Post-Covid Green Recovery – A New Hope?

We examine whether the global reduction in carbon emissions during the Covid-19 pandemic could herald a long-term green recovery. The world in lockdown  Although the Coronavirus pandemic has been very much a human issue, it has had a truly global impact on other species and on the planet itself. The virus has demonstrated with startling clarity how closely we are connected to our environment; from the virus origins in bushmeat...

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