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51 Trees Planted

We’re planting trees in Yorkshire with Make it Wild. They absorb carbon, produce oxygen and support insects, birds and small mammals - and will do so for decades to come!



The amazing impact of trees


Woodland creation is a fantastic way to bring about a huge increase in biodiversity!


From the moment the trees are planted, the lack of mowing or grazing means that the grass between the trees is allowed to grow. This leads to an increase in mice and voles, which provide rich pickings for barn owls and other birds of prey.


As trees grow, they cause local shade and cooling. Even on a small scale, this creates a variety of microclimates which support different wildlife.


Once there are fruits on the trees they become food for birds, small mammals and insects.


When the trees drop their leaves they contribute to soil improvement, via decomposition by microscopic creatures. This is the carbon-rich basis for healthy soil.


Beneath the soil, tree roots interact with fungal networks which become a highly complex but vital communication system.


Trees become effectively ‘social’ with the aid of these messengers and transport links. Trees provide shelter and a wind break; they filter and clean fresh water; they reduce flooding and their roots stabilise soils, preventing erosion.

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