We plant trees!

climate change“Climate change is one of the most serious threats that we face.”  Stewart Stevenson, Minister for Climate Change

We have a collective responsibility to counter the affects of climate change and we believe we are uniquely positioned to help.  Future Arbor contribute directly to wildlife habitat improvement and tree planting and as such, we believe we are pioneers in the fields of environmental arboriculture and woodland management.

Our first tree planting venture, pre-2000, resulted in our planting approximately 10 acres of native woodland next to the River Severn in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.  We could claim to have started early with carbon off-setting, but the truth was born from a simple desire to contribute in some small way to local public amenity.

Future Arbor’s support for wildlife habitat improvement continued in 2004, with the Admaston Woodland Initiative, a project jointly run by the International Tree Foundation and Telford and Wrekin Council, to convert a derelict, brownfield site into a native, community woodland.  tree planting site

This year, to celebrate ten years of dedicated support in arboricultural consultancy and planning, Future Arbor have purchased 100 acres of derelict land, specifically for the purpose of establishing a new community woodland.

We will release more details as this project develops, but for the time being it is enough to say that the site will be planted with native trees, to create a community woodland which will remain in perpetuity.  The land is in Scotland (where land prices are better suited to tree planting) and overlooks Loch Bra, a small loch where Macbeth is known to have resided.  We hope to attract like-minded support for this tree planting initiative and simply want to do our bit and enhance the quality of life in Britiain for both people and wildlife.

We hope to grow our tree planting projects at an exponential rate and following the successful establishment of our first 100 acre site, have set a target of planting 1,000 acres by 2020.  The photo to the right shows our 2010 site, looking over neighbouring land to the distant Loch.