Help us fight back with trees
Trees and woods can help to fight climate change by storing carbon, keeping it locked up for centuries.
The Committee on Climate Change states that the UK needs 1.5 million hectares of additional woodland by 2050 to help hit the net zero carbon emissions target. Increasing tree cover needs to happen faster and at a far greater scale than ever before - and crucially - needs to be sustained over several decades.
We have set out our vision for how the UK can increase tree cover and help to tackle both the nature crisis and the global climate crisis. This is our Emergency Tree Plan.
We must protect, restore and massively expand our woodland and tree cover, with a focus on native woodland and trees for all the benefits they bring.
This is our opportunity to transform our landscapes into ones rich in trees and woods – for the planet, for nature and for people.
The UK Parliament has declared a climate emergency. So have devolved governments and hundreds of local councils. Our Emergency Tree Plan challenges and inspires all levels of government and beyond to address the climate and nature emergency through trees and woods. Tree planting, natural regeneration, sustainable forestry and trees on farms and in community spaces all have a role.
Demand action now
Ask your government to help fight the climate and nature emergency with trees.