Tree facts: a path through the autumn woods

More trees please Why we need to double UK tree cover

Why should the UK double tree cover?

Trees play an incredible role in combating climate chaos by removing planet-wrecking emissions from the air around us.

Despite their importance, just 13% of the UK’s total land area has tree cover (compared to an EU average of 35%).

We believe one of the best solutions to protect our environment and achieve net zero emissions (removing as many emissions as we produce) is to double UK forest by 2045, but government targets currently fall well short.

Sign our trees petition

to protect climate and nature.

Did you know...

There's a lot more to nature's skyscrapers than meets the eye.

For a start, trees are one of our biggest natural allies in the fight against climate change.

They’re also home to thousands of species (can you guess how many?) and provide people all over the world with jobs.

Sign our trees petition

to protect climate and nature.

Local resistance

In February 2018, 200 mature native British trees were felled to make way for a new housing estate in the County Durham market town of Darlington.

Local people were horrified and bereaved.

But now the community is fighting back with bold plans to protect the remaining parkland.

Sign our trees petition

to protect climate and nature.

Donate today to help us double tree cover

Your donation will support communities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland with the resources they need to double tree locally. It will also help us get commitments from the government and councils to double tree cover.

Take a stand for nature and help combat climate chaos.