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%.
QUALITY OF LIFE
More oxygen, cleaner air, fewer floods and cooler cities are some of the key benefits of trees.