Trees

A tree is just a tree... or is it?

19 Dec 2019     |       2 minute read
2019 was the year that trees became political. In response to increased concern around climate breakdown, and amidst the backdrop of a General Election, all of the main UK political parties pledged to increase tree cover. But what's the connection between trees and climate? Scientist Mat Disney explains.

Seeing the wood for the trees: where next for our trees campaign?

10 Dec 2019     |       4 minute read
Tree planting and climate breakdown were high up the agenda during the General Election. But we need to ramp up the level of ambition from landowners and politicians. From rewilding to agroforestry, campaigners Guy Shrubsole and Danny Gross discuss what's needed to achieve systemic change and double tree cover.

Beth Collier: is nature accessible for everyone?

01 Oct 2019     |       2 minute read
From "forest baths" to Forest Schools, the impact of nature on our wellbeing is increasingly documented. But for some, nature is an alien environment. To mark Black History Month, nature-based psychotherapist Beth Collier reflects on the importance of opening up nature for everyone. This article is derived from a speech given by Beth at the Garden Museum, London in Summer 2019.