Winkworth Blackheath, Chislehurst & Greenwich supported the planting of 198 climate resilient trees across the UK in 2022/23.
Climate resilient treescapes for the future have been created across the UK thanks to support from Winkworth Blackheath, Chislehurst and Greenwich. In partnership with GreenTheUK and the Royal Forestry Society, these trees have been planted in Northumberland. In this report, learn more about the plans for the site and interesting facts about the species planted.
Thanks to the Winkworth Blackheath, Chilsehurst and Greenwich 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:
198 trees planted in Northumberland
This woodland was devastated by Strom Arwen in 2021. Mature trees were uprooted by the storm and many trees that could have been sold for timber were smashed as they fell. These trees were decades old and the work that has gone into growing and caring for them has sadly come to very little. By supporting this project you are directly helping to alleviate the devastating effects of this storm and grow a storm resilient woodland for the future.
4 Trees Planted
Alder: Alnus GlutinosaRead More
Alder: Alnus Glutinosa
Alder can be found across Europe and thrives in moist ground and damp cool areas, which is why you’ll often see alder trees planted near rivers and ponds. Moth caterpillars love alder leaves and the tree’s roots make an ideal nesting site for otters. For humans, the real value of alder wood is that it’s durable when wet, so is useful for making boats and sluice gates. The story goes that outlaws like Robin Hood would have used the green dye from alder flowers to camouflage their clothing!
38 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.
120 Trees Planted
Scots Pine: Pinus SylvestrisRead More
Scots Pine: Pinus Sylvestris
The UK’s only truly native pine is Scotland’s national tree and can be found in abundance in the Highlands. The Caledonian Pine Forest is home to all sorts of wonderful species including the pine marten, red squirrel and rare Scottish wildcat. Scots pine has strong timber which is used for making fences, telegraph poles and other construction materials, and the bark can be tapped for resin to make turpentine.
36 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
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.