It Makes Sense to Plant Trees!

'6 trees planted = 1 person's annual Co2 absorbed.'

The average person in the UK is responsible for 5.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.* When you include other factors such as overseas flights, UK consumption of imports and the impact of other greenhouse gases, this figure may effectively double. 

Over a 100 year lifetime, one tree can absorb up to 1 tonne of CO2, as well as bringing other benefits in soil stabilisation and reduction of flood risks.  

*Source: The Woodland Trust

Planting a Tree
Woods-near-Langdale-copyright-Andrea-Hil

Planting billions of trees across the world is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas.

As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating. New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions from human activities that remain in the atmosphere today, a figure the scientists describe as “mind-blowing”.

Source: The Guardian

Photo - Adrea Hills

The Skyline Tree-Planting Mission

Of course, being earth-friendly isn't just a matter of planting trees.  It needs a Big Picture Thinking approach, in which we make smart decisions at every turn to keep reducing our carbon footprint.  But tree-planting is a great way to contribute - it is fun, healthy, and makes a real difference to carbon reduction.  When you book a Skyline earth-friendly walking holiday another tree is planted and, as it grows and matures, its carbon sequestration powers multiply, helping to meet the challenges of the climate emergency and the UK target of Carbon Zero by 2050.