SRO Motorsports supported the planting of 500 climate resilient trees across the UK in 2021-22
Climate resilient treescapes for the future have been created across the UK thanks to support from SRO. In partnership with GreenTheUK and the Royal Forestry Society, these trees have been planted in Norfolk. In this report, learn more about the plans for the woodland and interesting facts about the species which have been planted.
Thanks to the team at SRO Motorsports, these trees will increase the woodland’s resilience to pests, diseases and the threats posed by climate change. The sites will transform into habitats where our local wildlife can flourish. Improving biodiversity and capturing carbon are key benefits of this scheme.
Tree Species Planted:
500 Trees planted in Norfolk, England
The trees planted here have been specially selected for their genetic ability to survive the predicted weather conditions that will be brought about by climate change over the next 50 -80 years. Douglas fir trees take about 50 years to reach maturity and oak trees will take over 100 years. All this time these trees will be taking carbon from the atmosphere and locking it away. Timber from Douglas fir and oak can be used by future generations for building (where it will continue to store carbon) and new trees can be planted in their place.
293 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.
207 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.
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.