Join the movement to help us reach our 2 millionth tree milestone. We’ve spent 30 years as the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in urban areas. We’re mitigating the impact of the climate emergency and making our cities healthier places.
Cities and their inhabitants stand to bear a significant proportion of the impact of the climate and ecological emergencies. More than half of the world’s population is living in urban areas, and in the UK this figure is over 80%. Many cities are already experiencing temperatures that are significantly higher than surrounding rural areas, taking neighbourhoods to the edge of liveability – a trend that will increase further and cause a raft of health and wellbeing implications.
Trees are one of the most effective nature-based solutions: they mitigate climate change through their role as a carbon sink, adapt to climatic shifts like increased temperatures and rainfall, and provide biodiversity and wildlife habitats. We have been planting for almost three decades, and as we continue we aim to bring local urban communities access the knowledge and skills to plant themselves, for long-term impact, and to inspire young people to take positive direct action.