More and more carbon is locked into a tree's structure as it grows. This is known as carbon sequestration. 50% of a tree's dry weight is carbon. A hundred year old oak contains 3 tonnes of carbon.
- Next section: Woodland management
We all have a part to play!
The creation of The National Forest can be sensibly regarded as a move in the right direction. Supporting the Forest, in any way, is a worthwhile step to take towards reducing atmospheric carbon. However, mitigation is only part of the solution. We all need to choose a less energy-consuming lifestyle if the effects of global warming are to be confronted.
The Government has also developed a carbon calculator for individuals and households.
Give an unusual gift
Mark a special occasion and help create The National Forest.
- Read more: Plant a Tree Gift!
Involve your business or work colleagues.
- Read more: Sponsorship & Support
Are you a landowner? Find out about grants to create a woodland!
- Read more: Creating Woodlands
The Carbon Trust has published a ‘Carbon Footpinting’ guide that provides a simple background to how a carbon footprint is calculated and offers advice to businesses and public sector organisations on how to assess their total carbon impact.
- or there is a free advice line on 020 7170 7000
Download a copy of our 'Locking up Carbon' process in poster form.
- Locking up our carbon poster (3.3mb)