Trees for Life

The Urmston Leisure Centre team planted 45 trees with the carbon offsetting initiative Trees for Life.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommends 30,000 hectares of woodland should be planted every year in the UK, and this may even need to rise to 50,000 hectares if other carbon reduction targets are not achieved.

Planting trees helps to tackle climate change, reduce health problems caused by air pollution, buffer against storms, safeguard water quality and protect soils in agricultural areas.

Despite all climate change mitigation policies promoting tree planting, there has been a decline in the rates of afforestation since the beginning of the nineteen-nineties.

The Urmston Leisure Centre site team engaged with the Trees for Life initiative to plant trees in the Scottish Highlands. The number of trees planted was decided in proportion with the project site area and the project value. The trees have been planted alongside other native species, and will contribute in transforming open hillsides into healthy young woodland, helping to restore the Caledonian Forest and providing a rich habitat that supports wildlife such as red squirrels, black grouse, pine marten and golden eagles.

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