At Avery & Co, we are very proud to announce that we will be supporting the National Trust’s Plant a Tree initiative. The National Trust understand that trees are one of the greatest natural defences we have against climate change, which is why they are aiming to plant and establish 20 million of them by 2030. Their approach, based on UK climate targets to reduce carbon emissions and the latest scientific evidence, will deliver tree planting projects that benefit people and nature.
The need for swift action to tackle climate change is evident and the UK has committed to achieving net-zero carbon by 2050 and one of the ways this can be done is through planting more trees which remove carbon from the atmosphere as they grow. The Committee on Climate Change said a sustained increase in tree planting would be needed to remove the necessary amount of carbon dioxide via woodlands by 2050. Its report Net-zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming, published in June 2019, said the UK’s woodland needs to increase from 10,000 hectares to at least 30,000 hectares a year. This level of planting would see woodland cover increase from the current 13 per cent of UK land area to 17 per cent.
As the UK’s single biggest private landowner, the National Trust is in a strong position to help. They’ll be planting and establishing 20 million trees across at least 17 per cent of the managed land they look after.
“We have to take actions that can be delivered within the timescales needed to tackle the climate crisis we’re facing. The science tells us that tree planting is one of the best ways to absorb carbon. We know it works and there’s no time to lose.” John Deakin, Head of Trees and Woodland, National Trust.
Every project undertaken within this initiative be tailored to suit the needs of the landscape, wildlife habitat or historic place. The needs of people, wildlife and nature will all be considered and planting will be tailored to ensure that there is a range of biodiversity and ecosystems supported.
The National Trust was set up over 125 years ago to open up the natural world so everyone could explore vibrant green spaces like parks, woodlands and the countryside. Having access to beautiful open spaces feels more important than ever and Avery & Co are proud to support the Plant a Tree programme by making a donation for every review we receive from our clients on Google or Trustpilot.
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