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As we said before, the great accelerator to climate change is CO2. And, while we all know that we have to reduce our emissions in order to mitigate its effects, there is another road we need to take at the same time: planting trees. How so? As you might remember from your science classes, trees release oxygen as well as absorb carbon dioxide. So if we plant enough trees we could reach the zero emissions target. Now, before you go to the nearest florist or order online as many trees as you like, let’s just plan(t) it carefully. Before deciding which tree to plant in the chosen area, it is best to consider the surrounding wildlife, as well as climate and soil. This allows the trees to thrive, to be a house for the near wildlife and to be less dependant on human intervention. General election 2019 brought many pledges on tree planting from different parties. Conservatives committed to plant 30 million trees a year, while Liberal Democrats pledged to do twice as much by 2025. At the same time, experts from the Committee on Climate Change said 30,000 hectares of woodland should be planted per year to help […]

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