Train Hugger Planting Projects

Devon Gum Trees

Tree Planting

Devon Gum Trees

Gum trees grow incredibly fast (usually about 1m or more every year in their first few years) which makes them very efficient at capturing carbon from the atmosphere and locking it away quickly. Timber from these trees can be used to make beautiful wooden flooring and furniture. This rapid carbon capture and storage is a brilliant weapon to use in our fight against climate change.

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The ash is the third most common tree in Britain and thrives in rich, fertile soil where it provides a home for woodpeckers and owls. The ash’s leaves, and indeed its whole crown, can move in the direction of sunlight. You have probably heard of ash dieback disease, a fungus affecting both the leaves and crown. It has already wiped thousands of these elegant trees from our landscape, and experts are trying to stop it. For example, we’ve funded ash planting from genetic stock that is thought to be resilient to Ash dieback disease. We’ve also funded ash where surrounding, diseased trees have been removed (and therefore the pathogen has been removed from the area) and the proportion of ash in the mix is relatively low. If we stop planting ash altogether, any wildlife that relies on it will also die. Although it’s not what we hope for, even if an ash we plant is not able to reach maturity (because it succumbs to dieback), it can still provide a habitat for dependant wildlife. This means that a planted ash can: 1. Give wildlife a fighting chance of finding a healthy ash to live on 2. Give wildlife enough time to wait for a forester to plant a foreign tree species that it can survive on 3. Or (in the longer term) give the wildlife enough time to evolve just enough to be able to survive on a different tree species.
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Replacing Non Native Tres in Lough Neagh
Pembrokeshire Cricket Bat Willow
Storm Recovery in Berwickshire 2
Storm Recovery in Berwickshire 1
Spruce Replacement in West Sussex
Trees not Brambles in Co.Tyrone
Linking Woodlands in County Antrim
County Antrim New and Old
Case Study: County Down 3
Replacing Non Native Trees in NI
South Tyrone planting for biodiversity
Experimental Planting in Country Tyrone
County Armagh: Different Growth Rates for Better Biodiversity
Case Study: County Down 2
Case Study: County Down 1
Devon Gum Trees
Case Study: Planting for Resilience in Buckinghamshire
Case Study: Conversion of Conifer Plantation to Mixed Broadleaves
Hampshire Mixed Woodlands
North Yorkshire Spruce
Case Study: Saving a Hampshire Woodland from Disease
Devon Beech Trees
West Sussex Broadleaf Trees
Norfolk Oaks
Case Study: Storm Resilience in Northumberland
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