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Why Should We Be Planting Trees in the UK?

Why Should We Be Planting Trees in the UK?

With growing international awareness of the urgent need to address the climate change and biodiversity crises, creating forests has become one of the preferred solutions to tackle both issues. Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and store it in their wood, offering one of the most scalable and cost-effective ways of reducing atmospheric CO2 and helping to reduce global warming. Forests are also critical to global biodiversity, providing...

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SEGA Europe teams up with Creating Tomorrow's Forests for World Earth Day

SEGA Europe teams up with Creating Tomorrow's Forests for World Earth Day

Games company, SEGA, most famous for its Sonic the Hedgehog character is planting trees to celebrate World Earth Day 2021. Each tree represents one of their employees and they hope to inspire positive environmental change as the UK begins to recover from the pandemic.  The trees will be planted in Somerset, UK, on a former agricultural site that is now being transformed into a woodland habitat by tree planting experts, Creating Tomorrow’s Forests. The site was designed with biodiversity in mind, featuring a central pond and...

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Woodlands in Winter

Woodlands in Winter

Winter may not seem like the best time to visit woodlands, with stark, bare trees, muddy leaf litter, no birdsong, and many species in a dormant state. Indeed, dormancy and hibernation are common overwintering strategies as plunging temperatures and reduced food availability pose a considerable threat to the survival of trees and animals. Most of our native vertebrate animals remain active in the winter, however, demonstrating an array of behavioural...

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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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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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