The Woodland Trust is pleased to announce that hundreds of thousands of people have signed up for a mass tree planting campaign to address climate change.
The charitable organisation launched the “Big Climate fightback” in September after what was said to be a repeated failure by the Government to achieve its target of planting trees.
Since the launch, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up to plant trees on or about November 30 according to the conservation charity.
Hundreds of community groups, businesses and schools have set up a planting event, as well as individuals who sign up for the seedlings in their garden and the Woodland Trust are also hosting events across the country.
In total, nearly one million trees will be planted in the ground during the campaign according to Woodland Trust figures. Since launching the campaign, the response has been hugely positive and remarkable in the number of people signing up.
The Big Climate fightback aims to provide people of all ages, regardless of where they live, a simple way to make a difference on climate change by planting trees.
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When we see so many people come together on 30 November to plant trees that would be a proud moment. Each of the planted trees will contribute to making our country a little greener and healthier.
The campaign has a strong and honourable purpose – to reverse the low number of new planted trees. The UK has one of the lowest amounts of forest and wood cover in the whole of Europe – only 1,420 hectares of forest was planted in the past year, against the Government’s ambition for 12,000 hectares.
The government advisory committee on Climate Change has warned there must be a dramatic increase in the level of legal help to meet the target of planting to meet Britain’s contribution to reversing climate change by 2050.
One of the main events organised by the Woodland Trust happened in Mead, the site of the new Forest Young People, where about 15,000 trees were planted on November 30 and more than 1,000 people took part.
It is hoped that the popularity of the campaign will continue to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to take immediate action and plant trees, whether that’s one tree or one hundred!