Over the years, the United Kingdom has undergone significant deforestation. One Tree Planted are currently focused on restoring forests across England.
Nearly 5,000 years ago, the heart of the United Kingdom was covered with dense forests. But thousands of years later, the woodlands were cleared by farmers, so today only 10% of the land is forest. England used to have glorious forest coverage, but changes in land use have caused extensive deforestation. In addition to being critical to protecting the climate, forests also build community. This reforestation project will be a highly engaging, community-led initiative to create educational opportunities, volunteer planting events, and public spaces so that everyone, including the most marginalized communities, can enjoy England's native flora and fauna.
More than one million trees will make a significant climate impact, sequestering carbon and creating climate resilience by reducing flooding and the effects of pollution. This project supports increased access to public woodland, especially for communities in need, with opportunities for community engagement and improved public health. Organizations like Forest School and Woodland Outreach will be able to integrate the project with school education to get children out in nature.
Planting season in the United Kingdom is usually done when the trees are dormant. In this case, it is between November and March. Although the planting season stretches a little longer in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
As to maximize the overall benefit to the area, we will plant native trees such as Pedunculate/Common Oak, Downy Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Small-leaved lime, Rowan, Silver Birch, Common Alder, Aspen, Goat Willow, Field Maple, Hornbeam, Beech, and Blackthorn.