In-House Research supported the planting of 480 climate resilient trees across the UK in 2022-23
This year, In-House Research has committed to plant 480 climate resilient trees in partnership with GreenTheUK and the Royal Forestry Society. Benefits of planting these trees could increase each woodland's resilience to pests, diseases and/or climate change as well as enriching local biodiversity and sequestering carbon. In this report, learn more about the different tree species planted by In-House Research.
Tree Species Planted:
480 trees planted in Berwickshire
Windstorms are becoming increasingly common in the UK as a direct result of rapid climate change. The trees in this woodland were lost during Storm Arwen in 2021. They have been replaced with oak and beech trees with smaller native trees being planted around the woodland edge. These smaller trees will provide habitats for local wildlife and also direct windflow up and over the young oak and beech while they become established.
28 Trees Planted
Hazel: Corylus AvellanaRead More
Hazel: Corylus Avellana
The common hazel is native to Europe and western Asia and forms an important part of England’s hedgerows. We have all heard of hazelnuts, which are rich in unsaturated fats and protein, and an extremely popular ingredient in many of the world’s cuisines. Did you know that hazel trees were once seen as both magical and a symbol of fertility?
28 Trees Planted
Hawthorn: Crataegus MonogynaRead More
Hawthorn: Crataegus Monogyna
Hawthorn is very much associated with the month of May, and the appearance of its bright, white flowers heralds the change from spring to summer. It is prolific in hedgerows, scrub and woodland throughout the UK and Ireland, and a single tree can grow as tall as 10m. In pagan times, hawthorn was a symbol of marriage and fertility, but in the Middle Ages, it was never brought into homes, as people believed it was a harbinger of illness and death.
124 Trees Planted
Beech: Fagus SylvaticaRead More
Beech: Fagus Sylvatica
If the oak is the king of British trees, then the beech is its queen. A dense canopy of leaves provides a rich habitat for all sorts of insects, its seeds are popular with mice and squirrels, and hole-nesting birds make their homes in beech trunks. Some of the UK’s tallest native trees are beeches, including one that stands at over 44m tall on the National Trust's Devil's Dyke Estate in West Sussex.
242 Trees Planted
Sessile Oak: Quercus PetraeaRead More
Sessile Oak: Quercus Petraea
The sessile oak is Ireland’s national tree and can be found across Europe. Sessile means “without a stalk”, and this tree’s acorns are stalkless, growing directly on twigs. Oaks provide a habitat for many creatures, including red squirrels, badgers, jays, caterpillars and around 250 more species of wildlife.
57 Trees Planted
Rowan: Sorbus AucupariaRead More
Rowan: Sorbus Aucuparia
Also known as the mountain ash, rowan trees grow well at high altitudes and are commonly found in the Scottish Highlands, as well as on streets and in gardens across the UK. Many birds eat their scarlet berries in the autumn, then disperse the seeds. Rowan used to be planted next to homes to ward off the threat of witches, as red was once believed to guard against evil.
UN's Sustainable Development Goals
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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.