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Plant a Tree… For Wildlife and People

 

For every one tonne of wood briquettes we sell, we plant one native tree in the UK.

Whether you buy one pack or one pallet, you’re helping to create native public access woodland for everyone to enjoy.

We formed the Wood Fuel Co-operative in 2011, having spent most of the previous 20 years planting native hardwood trees on land purchased for this purpose. To date, our founding director, Rowland, has been instrumental in planting over 1 million trees over four large public access woodlands in Scotland and several smaller sites in England.

Woodland is vital for our and the environment’s health.

Trees store carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the air. They also trap pollutants, thereby purifying the air.

Native broad-leaved woodland in the UK is one of the richest habitats for biodiversity, so trees create homes for thousands of types of life – everything from invertebrates to owls, and fungi to foxes.

That’s why we love briquettes instead of logs – they make use of a pure wood by-product, which means you’re not chopping down trees to fuel your fire. Even collecting fallen timber in woodland has a price – rotting wood should be left to decompose naturally on the woodland floor as it is an incredibly valuable habitat for wildlife.

How does the Plant A Tree scheme work?

We plant one tree for every tonne of wood briquettes we sell. Every single pack we sell goes towards this total, so it doesn’t matter if you buy one pack or a whole pallet – your purchase will make a difference.

Our planting programme starts in March 2020 when we expect to plant between two and three thousand trees. Our sole objective is habitat creation so these trees will never be felled, but will be left to complete their natural life cycle.

Watch this space for our announcement of exactly when and where the first planting will occur.

 

 

 

A picture of fresh green woodland with bluebells

Broadleaved woodlands are havens for wildlife and people