Can tree planting save the planet?
Trees lock away carbon in their wood and foliage as they grow and larger trees like this giant lock away more. Planting trees is becoming an increasingly popular tool for offsetting CO2 emissions from flights. Only 13% of the UK is now wooded, down from almost complete coverage 8 000 years ago. Europe still has on average 37% woodland coverage, so there is much capacity to increase tree coverage in the UK. However, tree planting needs to be done sensitively and the right species needs to be planted in the right place. There is unfortunately not enough space to plant sufficient trees to offset all of our carbon emissions. To meet climate reduction targets, we must not lose focus on reducing emissions by burning less fossil fuel and limiting deforestation. Find out how much carbon this tree locks away by visiting this point on the trail.