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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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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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World Earth Day – Leaders Summit on Climate

World Earth Day – Leaders Summit on Climate

Five years after the Paris Agreement was signed on Earth Day in 2016, the US President Joe Biden convened a Leaders Summit on Climate to coincide with Earth Day 2021. It represented a momentous step forward from the US climate policies of recent years, and a decisive statement from international leaders on collaboration to address the climate crisis. The Zoom attendees included world leaders such as Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin,...

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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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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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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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