A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can capture 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old.
The increase in greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere is considered to be one of the main causes of global warming. Trees and woodlands play an important role in the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Trees remove air pollution, and this has health benefits to society that can be valued. Values vary due to levels of pollution, population density, and other factors but the net result is trees save society money.
Last season we planted over 500 tress in our woodland and this season we plan to plant more.
Woodlands improve the quality of our environment making us feel better and they are essential to life.
Wooded catchments help protect the quality of our drinking water supplies and can moderate flood events
Trees capture harmful pollutants in our atmosphere and improve our air quality, especially in and around towns and cities
Tree canopies provide shade, shelter and absorb sound.
Soils, animals and humans can be protected from the extremes our weather and climate throw at us
Woodlands help to stabilise soils, reducing erosion and slips.
They can protect against pollution by providing a buffer between source and receptor, or help the recovery of contaminated land
Trees need pollination too and woodlands offer a rich habitat for our wild pollinators. The most familiar feature of the oak is its fruit, the acorn. Oak trees pollinate through a long cluster of flowers called catkins. Catkins develop before any leaves on the tree, giving the tree a greater chance for pollination.
Woodlands and their soils are important reserves of carbon