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.
We’re celebrating our native tree species that work year-round fighting the climate crisis, providing homes and food to wildlife, and giving protection from extreme weather such as floods and heatwaves.
The Conservative Party failed to significantly address the climate and nature emergency in this election but with floods and wildfires already destroying communities here and abroad, the new government cannot hide from its responsibilities and must urgently prioritise the climate crisis.