Landowners across the country are being asked to consider planting trees to help tackle the climate and nature emergencies.
The Woodland Trust has just reopened applications for its flagship woodland creation scheme MOREwoods for anyone looking to get trees in the ground in the forthcoming 2021/22 planting season which starts in November.
Senior project lead for woodland creation at the charity Emma Briggs said:
“A common misconception about creating woodland is that you need a lot of land but the beauty of MOREwoods is that you only need half a hectare to be eligible, which is around the size of half a rugby pitch.
“There are so many reasons to plant trees. We are in the grips of a climate and nature emergency and trees are natural warriors in the fight against both. They lock up carbon, enrich soils, improve water quality, slow the flow of flooding, provide shade, shelter and a haven for wildlife and of course they look good too.”
For more information visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant