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Planting trees and shrubs

Locking up our Carbon in The National Forest Start How The National Forest helps Reducing Statistics 01 Reducing Statistics 02 Planting Trees and Shrubs Burning Fossil Fuels Replanting The carbon cycle Global Warming Natural Decay Harvesting & Processing Thinning Woodland Management Carbon Sequestration Reducing Statistics 03 Reducing Statistics 04 Delivering forest Targets
Planting trees and shrubs

The issues

Planting trees and shrubs helps to offset the effects of pollution. Carbon is taken out of the atmosphere by trees as they photosynthesise.

The National Forest is creating woodland at a staggering rate. Since its creation in 1995, tree cover in the region has increased by almost 18%. Already more than 7.8 million trees have been planted. Ultimately woodland will cover a third of the Forest area.


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.

Support

Give an unusual gift
Mark a special occasion and help create The National Forest.

Businesses
Involve your business or work colleagues.

Landowners
Are you a landowner? Find out about grants to create a woodland!

More information

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.