Winkworth Devizes supported the planting of 800 climate resilient trees across the UK in 2021 - 2022.
Climate resilient treescapes for the future have been created in the UK thanks to support from Winkworth Devizes. In partnership with GreenTheUK and the Royal Forestry Society, these trees have been planted in Devon. In this report, learn more about the plans for the individual sites and interesting facts about the species planted at each.
Thanks to the Winkworth Devizes 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:
800 trees planted in Devon, England
Gum trees grow incredibly fast (usually about 1m or more every year in their first few years) which makes them very efficient at capturing carbon from the atmosphere and locking it away quickly. Timber from these trees can be used to make beautiful wooden flooring and furniture. This rapid carbon capture and storage is a brilliant weapon to use in our fight against climate change.
96 Trees Planted
Alpine Ash: Eucalyptus DelegatensisRead More
Alpine Ash: Eucalyptus Delegatensis
Alpine ash comes from south-eastern Australia, where it is also known as “woollybutt”. This tree has rough, greyish- black bark on the lower half of its trunk, while the top half is smooth and light in colour, making for a striking contrast. With enough time and space, the eucalyptus delegatensis can grow to a height of around 90m, making it one of the tallest tree species in the world.
48 Trees Planted
Mountain Gum: Eucalyptus DalrympleanaRead More
Mountain Gum: Eucalyptus Dalrympleana
Mountain gum originates from Australia, where it grows in woodlands and forests all over the country. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, this tall, hardy, fast-growing tree fares best in sunny conditions here in the UK, where it can grow to a height of 40m! It has smooth, light-coloured bark and produces little yellow flowers which grow in clusters of three.
560 Trees Planted
Shining Gum: Eucalyptus NitensRead More
Shining Gum: Eucalyptus Nitens
Native to the mountains of New South Wales in Australia, the shining gum grows very quickly and needs a lot of light to thrive. Don’t let this large tree’s tropical origins fool you, the shining gum can actually withstand sub-zero temperatures, which means it also grows well in some parts of the UK. Its light-coloured wood has hints of pale pink and yellow, making it a popular choice for furniture and flooring.
96 Trees Planted
Southern Blue Gum: Eucalyptus Globulus subsp. BicostataRead More
Southern Blue Gum: Eucalyptus Globulus subsp. Bicostata
This tree is hugely prevalent across Australia and Tasmania, but also grows well in other countries with Mediterranean climates. The southern blue gum tree grows quickly: its hard yellow-brown timber is versatile and can be used for things like fence posts and flooring. If you’ve ever used eucalyptus oil to ward off the symptoms of a cold, this is where it originates from: the oil is steam distilled from the southern blue gum’s leaves.
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.