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Tree planting and green habitats

Find out about how carbon emissions can be absorbed through home planting trees

Home planting

Trees are the Earth’s natural carbon capture and storage mechanism. Trees absorb CO2 through photosynthesis, locking up CO2 into trees for hundreds of years.

Tree planting is an important tool as we try to prevent and minimise the impact of climate change. They will be key to absorbing our hard to reduce emissions and will help the UK reach net zero by 2050.

No matter the size of your garden, you can always consider tree planting. Whether that be in pots or in the ground, or planting species that mature to relatively low heights. Whatever form of tree planting you do; it can help contribute to the absorption of CO2 emissions.

Trees can also:

  • provide shade
  • improve air quality
  • increase pollinator numbers
  • reduce pollutants
  • help improve mental health and wellbeing
  • help reduce flood risk.

The Woodland Trust are currently offering free trees to successful applicants. To find out more visit their website and complete the Free Tree Packs application form.