Planting trees helps offset carbon emmissions as trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen and therefore help reduce greenhouse gases which are causing climate change. For details please see this article by Dr Mike Morecroft who lives in Hungerford and works for Natural England, is an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
HEAT is working to plant trees in and around Hungerford. If you have land that can be planted with trees or would like to volunteer with planting please contact us.
We are talking to Richard Benyon MP about the potential for local landowners and farmers to plant more trees and also to local councils who own land that might be plantable.
On Friday 29 November St Lawrence’s Church will be planting 7 trees in the churchyard.