There is a clear need to increase tree planting in the UK on a very large scale. The UK Committee on Climate Change has called for three billion trees to be planted by 2050. Recent research has shown the potential for large-scale tree planning to absorb CO2. Friends of the Earth is campaigning nationally to double tree cover across the UK as part of wider plans to tackle the climate crisis.
Oxford Friends of the Earth is now planning to work across Oxfordshire to support this work through a combination of advocacy, awareness and practical action. We are very aware of the need for the ‘Right trees in the right place at the right time’.
Our overall aims are:
• To support FoE’s national campaign to get the UK Government and devolved bodies to commit (by December 2020) to double tree cover.
• To at least double tree cover in Oxfordshire to absorb CO2 emissions and increase biodiversity.
We will be aiming to work with c. 20 local organisations to plant trees this winter in suitable places across the county. These places can be anywhere that you think works, so if you have ideas please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The campaign outline can be downloaded here:
Up to date information is on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oxfordshiretreesforclimate