Doubling tree cover in the parish over the next 10 years
Recent research suggests planting billions of trees across the world is the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis. Wood is 50% carbon so trees are a great carbon store, removing carbon from the atmosphere. Tree planting is not only a powerful climate change solution, it is also cheap, available now and everyone can get involved.
One of the village’s goals in the Neighbourhood Plan is for the parish to become carbon neutral by 2030. reLEAF is part of delivering this and is a joint project between Zero Carbon Haddenham and Haddenham Parish Council.
Here are some of the ways you can help:
- Fund raising
- Identifying places where we can plant trees (see How to do a survey for reLEAF)
- Joining one of our tree planting events
- Looking after young trees by watering them
- Growing trees from seeds and cuttings or helping in our tree nursery
- Admin help – like taking minutes at our meetings or helping with communications and social media
- Engaging with our community groups, schools, residents, land owners and businesses
There are a number of risks associated with planting trees in the verges, footways and carriageways, which are all considered to be part of ‘the highway’. Because of this Buckinghamshire Council (BC) require that only competent contractors working on their behalf, with appropriate public liability, plant street trees. reLEAF have been working with BC to make the process of requesting a street tree more straightforward, but please note there is a charge for this – you will receive a quotation if the site is assessed as being suitable.