The UK Government has set a target to reduce CO2 emissions in the UK. On 3 December 2020 the Prime Minister announced an ambitious new emissions target setting the UK on the path to net zero by 2050 and leading the way in tackling climate change globally. The new plan aims for at least 68% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade, compared to 1990 levels.
As well as the ecological consultancy work RammSanderson carried our when working on behalf of clients to help conserve and replace biodiversity, we are appealing to everyone – businesses and individuals alike to get behind a campaign that is being promoted by The National Trust to “dedicate a tree.”
Commenting, RammSanderson Director and lead arboriculturist, Oliver Ramm, said, “Planting just one tree could help remove 1 tonne of carbon over the next 40 years. These new trees will also open up new habitats for wildlife such as the red squirrel, the hazel dormouse, the greater spotted woodpecker and other birds like the song thrush and the red kite as well as restore woodland affected by Ash die back.”
By planting a tree or an area of woodland in memory or in celebration of a loved one today, you can support the National Trust’s aim of planting 20 million trees over the next 10 years. There are various options available from planting a single tree to planting an 1/2 a hectare of woodland – which is the size of a football pitch.
You can find out more by visiting the National Trust website.