Hop Property supported the planting of 480 climate resilient trees across the UK in 2021 - 2022.
Climate resilient treescapes for the future have been created across the UK thanks to support from Hop Property. In partnership with GreenTheUK and the Royal Forestry Society, these trees have been planted in West Yorkshire. In this report, learn more about the plans for the individual sites and interesting facts about the species planted at each.
Thanks to the Hop Property team, these trees will increase each woodland’s resilience to pests, diseases and/or climate change. The sites will transform into habitats where our local wildlife can flourish. Improving biodiversity and carbon sequestration are key benefits of this scheme.
Tree Species Planted:
480 trees planted in West Yorkshire, England
On this site, a plantation with just one type of tree has been replaced with a mix of native broadleaf species to benefit wildlife and fir trees to provide a sustainable source of fuel for the on-site biomass boiler. Sweet chestnut, cherry and oak trees will encourage small mammals which will, in turn, support birds of prey including red kites.
88 Trees Planted
English Oak: Quercus RoburRead More
English Oak: Quercus Robur
Also known as the common or English oak, this is the undisputed king of the woods, supporting more wildlife species than any other native tree in the UK. “Robur” in this oak’s Latin name means “strength” and “hard timber” because this tree produces incredibly durable wood which can be used to make many things, including furniture and flooring. The oak has been considered sacred by many gods in mythology throughout the ages.
48 Trees Planted
Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga MenziesiiRead More
Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga Menziesii
Douglas fir was first introduced to the UK from North America in the 1800s. These fragrant evergreen members of the pine family can live for up to 1,000 years, but are often cut down for use as Christmas trees. Douglas fir timber has lots of commercial uses, including furniture, flooring and decking, for example.
168 Trees Planted
Silver Birch: Betula pendulaRead More
Silver Birch: Betula pendula
The silver birch is an elegant, majestic-looking tree which can survive in a range of climates, making it a very popular choice for gardeners. It attracts hundreds of insect species, and woodpeckers like to nest in its rough, tough, silver-white trunk. There is a lot of mythology attached to the silver birch, which is said to symbolise purity, new beginnings and protection. Once upon a time, on Midsummer’s Eve, silver birch boughs were hung across the doors of houses to bring good luck to their residents.
88 Trees Planted
Sweet Chestnut: Castanea SativaRead More
Sweet Chestnut: Castanea Sativa
The sweet chestnut tree is native to the Mediterranean and was first brought to Britain by the Romans, who used it in their cooking just as we do today. Sweet chestnuts grow in spiny capsules containing two or three nuts, which can then be removed and roasted. Indeed, anyone who has ever been to a Christmas market will recognise that scrumptious smell! The oldest chestnut tree in the world is over 2,000 years old and can be found five miles from Mount Etna in Sicily.
88 Trees Planted
Wild Cherry: Prunus AviumRead More
Wild Cherry: Prunus Avium
Stunning white cherry blossoms burst forth in April, heralding the arrival of spring and bringing joy to parks and gardens. Mature cherry trees can live for up to 60 years, and provide a great source of food for birds, bees, insects and small animals like badgers and mice. Our ancestors would boil wild cherries and make them into a syrup to treat a range of ailments including coughs and anaemia.
UN's Sustainable Development Goals
As a GreenTheUK partner, you support projects that are in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.