GreenTheUK collaborates with farmers, local community groups and schools to help plant hundreds of thousands of trees.
Our planet’s future is dependent on the carbon capturing capacity of trees. In the UK, we need to plant 50-90 million trees per year to reach climate targets by 2050.
Trees also improve mental and physical health, saving the NHS around £1 billion per year.
Wildlife and humans depend on trees for food and shelter - 80% of the Earth’s land biodiversity is found in forests. Forestry provides jobs to many, yet we import around 80% of our timber from overseas.
The UK has 13% tree cover compared to Europe’s average of 38%.
More oxygen, cleaner air, fewer floods and cooler cities are some of the key benefits of trees.