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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Combat climate change by planting a tree in your own backyard

Combat climate change by planting a tree in your own backyard

Date : 26th November 2009, Source : The Guardian (UK)



There is an ancient proverb some claim it hails from China, others Africa that says, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago the next best time is now." Whatever the proverb's origins, it's a universal truth that planting a tree, on so many levels, is a beneficial thing to do. Trees are good, full stop. In fact, trees are so wonderful that an independent study, commissioned by the Forestry Commission, is calling for 23,000 hectares of trees a year equivalent to about 30,000 football pitches to be planted across the country over the next 40 years. This, it says, would help the UK "lock up" 10% of the nation's predicted greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/26/trees-to-combat-climate-change





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