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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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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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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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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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Introducing the Tree Planters

Introducing the Tree Planters

Tree planting is known as one of the toughest jobs in the world, and with growing international commitments to plant trees as part of the effort to fight climate change, we need tree planters now more than ever. Forests are critical to the health of the planet, reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide and preserving the biodiversity that allows us to survive. With initiatives such as the ‘Trillion Trees campaign’ and the...

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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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