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How Green is Your Christmas Tree? The Story of Christmas Trees

How Green is Your Christmas Tree? The Story of Christmas Trees

There is something undeniably magical about coming downstairs during the festive season to the warm pine scent and 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, a symbol of nature enduring through the dormancy of the colder months. With many people trying to reduce their carbon footprint and...

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COP26 Summary - Was it a Success?

COP26 Summary - Was it a Success?

COP26 finally concluded after months of debate and anticipation about whether this could be the climate conference that put the world back on track to tackle global warming. After being rescheduled twice due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the pressure to achieve a tangible outcome was high, both for the UNFCCC process and for the UK as hosts. The resulting agreement was forged in spite of disagreements, last-minute nerves about terminology,...

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COP15 – What is It and Why is It Important?

COP15 – What is It and Why is It Important?

The biggest biodiversity conference in a decade 2020 was the year when the world seemed to wake up to the urgent need to act on climate change, with a constant stream of net-zero announcements and rapidly dropping renewable energy prices. It was also the year when the biodiversity loss crisis began moving up the political agenda. Many reports have highlighted that it is essential to tackle climate change and biodiversity...

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Recycling Plastic Tree Shelters – a Panacea to Plastic Pollution?

Recycling Plastic Tree Shelters – a Panacea to Plastic Pollution?

With tree planting commitments rising globally as a means of tackling both the climate and biodiversity loss crises, the methods used by the tree planting industry are coming under closer scrutiny. The UK government is currently falling 86% short of its tree planting target of 30 million trees per year and there is increasing pressure to improve this performance significantly. Concerns have been raised about whether the tree planting industry...

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CTF Fund Sea Turtle Conservation Trip To Costa Rica

CTF Fund Sea Turtle Conservation Trip To Costa Rica

To mark World Oceans Day 2021, Creating Tomorrow’s Forests helped fund a conservation volunteer travel to Costa Rica to take part in a turtle conservation programme. The project aims to help preserve the amazing sea turtles, create safer nesting grounds, increase understanding, and ensure more hatchlings make it to the Pacific Ocean to allow for the continuation of the species. Over the space of a few weeks we received updates from...

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Press Release: CTF Through to Final Six in Bupa eco-Disruptive Competition

Press Release: CTF Through to Final Six in Bupa eco-Disruptive Competition

Creating Tomorrow’s Forests are delighted to announce that we are one of the final six competitors in Bupa’s eco-disruptive programme. In mid-July, Bupa employees voted in their thousands to select a winner from six categories to take part in the programme where CTF will develop a Minimum Viable Proposition (MVP) new product in collaboration with Bupa employees. Creating Tomorrow’s Forests is the UK winner of the ‘Biodiversity’ challenge which looks at...

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Introducing Creating Tomorrow's Forests Partners

Introducing Creating Tomorrow's Forests Partners

Now that our Charlotte's Wood site is flourishing in the summer sun, we thought it would be great to highlight some of the ways in which our partners are working with us to plant trees and restore habitat in the UK. Businesses work with us to offset carbon emissions, plant trees on behalf of employees, link product sales to trees, and to improve their environmental impact. Sustainability is becoming a...

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Wistman’s Wood – Remnant of UK Rainforest

Wistman’s Wood – Remnant of UK Rainforest

During the Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns many of us have explored more of our local natural places than ever before. People took solace in reconnecting to nature and enjoying the many therapeutic benefits of spending time outdoors. One site that became a particularly popular visitor spot in the Westcountry is Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor, a unique and mysterious fragment of ancient woodland hidden on the side of a valley. Increasing visitor...

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COP26 – What is It and Why is It Important?

COP26 – What is It and Why is It Important?

Although the global Coronavirus pandemic has dominated headlines, climate change has been a major news focus over the last year. Both international governments and the business community are racing to reduce their carbon footprint and reach ‘net-zero’, where their emissions are reduced as much as possible and any residual emissions are removed by offsetting. There is an increasing urgency around the need to reach net-zero and the message from scientists...

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Restoring Woodland Biodiversity – is Native Always Best?

Restoring Woodland Biodiversity – is Native Always Best?

The urgent need to tackle the climate crisis has inspired a global imperative to plant trees and restore lost forest cover. Although the drive to plant trees has resulted in the creation of many monoculture plantations with non-native species, there is growing pressure from researchers and ecologists to use trees native to the area. Native species are commonly associated with higher levels of animal and plant biodiversity and are the...

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