Make it Wild are experienced in successful woodland creation. We have planted 55,000 trees to date, and created many acres of healthy woodland. Our first woodland, planted in 2011, is now Sylvan Nature Reserve, near Kirk Hammerton. For more details, click here. It was the impact of that woodland on the biodiversity of the area that inspired us to set up Make it Wild.
We believe there is no better way to address climate change, than through tree planting. It is important for everyone to try to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible, but in modern society it is difficult to reduce it to zero. To compensate for the carbon footprint that remains, Make it Wild can plant trees for you.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major contributor to climate change. When fossil fuels are burned, by manufacturing, heating, and transport etc, carbon that has been locked away for millions of years is released back into the atmosphere. There, it traps the heat of the sun, causing Earth’s temperature to rise. Since the Industrial Revolution, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has risen by 40%.
Carbon offsetting is a method used to compensate for carbon emissions that an individual or business makes, by investing in projects that sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Trees play a crucial role, as they absorb atmospheric CO2 through the process of photosynthesis, and then lock the carbon into their timber. This means planting trees is the perfect way to offset your carbon footprint.
It is generally accepted that 1 tree will sequester 1 Tonne of carbon in its lifetime of 40 years. This is equivalent to 3.7 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2, usually referred to CO2e). Note that many trees live much longer than 40 years, and we intend our trees to live for many decades beyond this!
We believe that one of the best possible ways to compensate for your unavoidable carbon footprint, is through planting trees. We are absolutely transparent in the way we designate trees – the trees sequestering your carbon will be in Summerbridge, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire. From the aerial photograph we will send you, you will know exactly where your trees are. You can be sure that your trees will be well looked after, in Bank Woods, or Dowgill Grange, our protected nature reserves.
Carbon offsetting through tree planting can help your business in a number of ways:
Our number one aim is to create a space for wildlife, and to support biodiversity. Planting trees is an essential part of this, and it also helps to address the climate crisis. Planting trees has endless benefits:
We would like to help you, or your business to help the planet, by planting trees on your behalf.
To buy carbon offsetting:
for yourself or as a gift, click here
for your business, click here
on a subscription basis, click here
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Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people