Trees are vital to life and help combat climate change. If you have the land, planting a broadleaf is a gift to future generations to sit under and enjoy, whilst sustaining wildlife. Whether a single tree in the garden, or a copse if you have the land, we need more trees.
Pledge 1 – Plant a native tree
Native trees are used to our environment and grow best. Consider planting a multi-stem tree. Multi-stems have greater foliage mass than their single stem counterparts giving them a higher environmental rating. They provide excellent habitats for insects and birds and their aesthetic appeal is undisputed. South Hams tree nursery New Wood Trees specialise in growing multi-stem trees, particularly our British native varieties.
Help on choosing a tree, where, when, and how to plant, is on these useful websites:
Pledge 2 – Plant a fruit tree
Fresh fruit picked from the garden is one of life’s joys and the blossom of many fruit trees heralds the beginning of spring. These sites help you choose what is best for your plot.
Pledge 3 – Plant a Wildlife Hedge
Hedges provide important shelter and protection for wildlife, nesting birds and hibernating insects and offer food. Mixed native shrubs and trees make an ideal hedge.
Here are some useful websites: