OxFoE monthly meeting
We need a lot more trees in the UK and across the world to absorb the carbon dioxide that’s building up in our atmosphere. Read Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis.
Trees for Climate
Friends of the Earth has launched a major campaign to double tree cover in the UK by 2045 and we’re looking to support this in Oxfordshire. This needs government commitment and resources, as well as local action too. Please sign Friends of the Earth’s petition to demand government commitment to double the UK’s tree cover as soon as possible.
‘Trees for Climate’ will be the major topic of discussion at our monthly meeting on Wednesday 10 July, 7.30 – 9.00 pm, Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford. Join the discussion – all welcome!
To double tree cover we need local councils, landowners and farmers all committed to working on large programmes. We should also look locally – creating and expanding community woodlands, planting around school and college grounds, more trees in parks and ‘greening the green belt’ to create better spaces for nature and people.
WE’RE SETTING UP A ‘TREES FOR CLIMATE’ FOCUS GROUP WITHIN OXFORD FRIENDS OF THE EARTH.
This will combine pushing for policy commitments from local councils with practical action – tree planting and maintenance – to lead and build the campaign, and to get more people involved, including major landowners.
At the meeting we’ll discuss:
- How do we get our local councils committed to this?
- How do we encourage schools, colleges, faith groups, universities and businesses to plant on land they control?
- Can we involve communities, schools and others (we could look for a target of 20 or more?) to each plant at least 100 trees in a suitable local area during National Tree Week
There is an excellent briefing by Friends of the Earth that looks at where we can plant trees on a large scale.