Trees are our best natural defence against the climate crisis. As the UK’s single biggest private landowner, the National Trust are aiming to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030, covering at least 17 per cent of their managed land. Tree planting projects are being delivered to benefit both people and nature. The National Trust’s largest tree planting project to date is the creation of a coastal woodland and wood pasture in the north of Devon. Sixteen thousand trees have been planted here so far, with a plan to plant a total of 125,000 trees at the site during the next three to five years. These unique mosaics of woodland will create a peaceful wildlife-rich oasis, prevent flooding and lock up carbon.
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