Increasing tree cover is an essential measure to fight climate change.
Scientists have broadly identified that tree-planting is, by far, one of the most effective ways of tackling the current climate crisis we face. With more than 50% of the world’s population living in cities – a number expected to rise to 66% by the year 2050 – pollution and overheating are becoming a real threat. Fortunately, a mature tree can absorb an average of 48lbs of carbon dioxide per year, making these cities healthier and safer places to live.
Trees are absolutely vital to our existence as a planet. They are the biggest plants; they absorb and store carbon and in return provide us with life-preserving oxygen. They reduce wind speeds, which cools the air. Trees also help prevent flooding and soil erosion, absorbing thousands of litres of stormwater. Trees act as a filter, trapping pollution, by absorption. They also provide shade from solar radiation and reduce noise.
They give shelter and sustenance to the world’s wildlife. A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals and plants. Without trees, the vast majority of animals and insects would have no food or shelter.
Trees are essential to our health and wellbeing – aside from the technical aspects mentioned previously, they are wonderful for our state of mind and physical health.
Studies have shown that hospital patients with rooms overlooking trees recover faster than those without the same view.
Trees help reduce stress, anxiety and allow us to reconnect with nature. In Japan they practice something called ‘forest bathing’ – essentially ‘bathing’ in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. This is not exercise, it is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, smell and touch. As little as 20 minutes a day can have life-changing effects. This simple activity has been shown to have a significant beneficial impact on the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety.
It is critical that woodlands, parks and gardens all over the world are sustainably managed and preserved.
Our Bare Root Trees are our most eco-friendly produced plant. They are field-grown, therefore not requiring the use of plastic pots.
You will find our Bare Root Trees and Hedging in the following sections:-