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Tree Planting in Matterdale

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In conjunction with The Tree Council we are asking for volunteers to come and help us plant another 4000 trees in Matterdale as part of a wider regeneration project. Contact us and get involved.

The tree planting is taking place from Sunday 19th to Tuesday 21st March 

We are seeking volunteers to help us plant the trees and to learn more about the project and why it’s so important. If you would like to arrange to bring a group or just to come and help us out the please get in contact with us letting us know your preferred date and whether morning or afternoon.

For any children attending the responsibility for the welfare of the children will lie with the teachers, leaders or parents bringing them.

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We must plant more

The UK Committee on Climate Change target is 50-100 million trees per year. We are currently planting ten million.

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Increase our coverage

The UK has 13% tree coverage, the 2nd lowest in Europe and far behind China with 22% or the USA with 34%.

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The tree of life

Trees give us Oxygen, store Carbon and provide the basis for life.

‘To mitigate climate change and safeguard precious eco-systems, we all need to make planting and caring for trees part of our everyday lives. Amy is amazing – bringing her local community together and inspiring people of all ages around the UK. She epitomises the spirit of National Tree Week – everyone working together for the love of trees and the environment.’

Sara Lom, CEO, The Tree Council

The UK Committee on Climate Change has called for a target of 1.5 to 3 billion new trees to be planted in the next 30 years. The right species of trees planted in the right places make the soil healthier and increase carbon storage and biodiversity. They also provide natural protection against flooding and drought and naturalise our rivers, streams and wetlands.

Matterdale is an old-fashioned valley in the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site. The traditional farming has shaped the valley, and lots of the land is still farmed in ways that benefit nature. There are wilder areas like Great Mell Fell, amazing species, rich wildflower meadows, lots of boggy places great for wading birds, and lots of species-rich grazed grassland. There are also a wide range of species that thrive here but are struggling elsewhere, like red squirrels, curlews and cuckoos.real or fake rolex yachtmaster

But there are elements of the valley that can be much better and local farmers and land owners along with Ullswater Catchment CIC have developed a plan to plant more trees, create more woodland pasture and to maintain or improve the traditional nature-rich farmland habitats and micro-habitats, like hedges and hay meadows. Another Way has already planted an oak woodland with 1,700 trees, and over 26,000 hedge row trees. All guards are either reused, cardboard or bio-degradable.

Amy Bray