SYLVIAN COMMUNITY

Idston Woods is a tranquil ancient woodland with a unique eco system, it is managed in a way to maintain its natural environment with the help of many organisations. The management requires low impact practices to help the flora and fauna thrive, which is a benefit to the wider community as a whole.

We would like to be able to open up the ancient woodland to all, but this is clearly not possible. Therefore Woodthyme makes the woodland available to those who would benefit greatly from its use.

There are many ways that you can also help the wider community.

TREE PLANTING:

Planting is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions. Through photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood. By ensuring that trees planted are native broad leaf species this helps to preserve the environment and biodiversity.

Planting trees is an effective way to offset your carbon emissions and improve the natural environment for the benefit of climate, wildlife and people.

 

THE PROBLEM:

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are a major contributor to climate change. When fossil fuels are burned, carbon that has been locked away for millions of years is released into the air, causing the Earth’s temperature to rise.

Since trees have a vital role in the balancing of CO2 and oxygen levels, widespread deforestation across the world has also had a negative impact by releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere.

The rise in global temperature is causing more extreme weather events, rising sea levels, warmer oceans and threats to animals and plants that are unable to adapt to the rapid changes. If carbon emissions continue unchecked, the impacts of climate change will be potentially catastrophic to people and wildlife.

THE SOLUTION:

If you would like to help combat climate change, the first step is to identify your carbon footprint and take action to reduce it. This can include actions ranging from using energy saving light bulbs and turning down the heating to car sharing.

You can also mitigate your unavoidable carbon emissions by supporting tree planting because as trees grow they soak up carbon dioxide.

The Forestry Commission’s Woodland Carbon Code provides up-to-date data on how much carbon trees fix as they grow in different conditions and locations. We have used this information to estimate how much carbon native trees, planted in one of the areas of the Highlands of Scotland in which we work, will fix over a 100 year period.

Experience tree planting in a beautiful South Hams ancient woodland.

Planting a tree can be a joint experience, give a present that will last a lifetime by gifting a tree – each purchase comes with a certificate and warm invitation to a tree planting experience

Price £25.00 per tree

TREES YOU CAN HAVE PLANTED:

TREES:

Black Mulberry,

Ash,

Alder,

Blackthorn/Sloe.

APPLE TREES:

Bramley, Cox’s Orange Pippin Desert,

Discovery Desert Apple, Katy Desert Apple,

Spartan Desert Apple.

CHERRY TREES:

Stella dark red fruit,

Sweetheart dark red fruit,

Sunburst large dark red fruit.

PEAR TREES:

Doyenne Du Commice desert pear,

Bon Chretien, desert pear,

Conference, desert pear.

ORCHARD TREES:

Merriweather Damson,

Victoria desert plum,

Mirabelle De Nancy, golden yellow plum, flushed pink, Desert Plum.

WOODLAND TREES:

Beech, Holly,

Oak, Spindle,

Sweet Chestnut.

ORCHARD TREES:

Green Gage,

Reine Claude Ouillins,

Quince – Cydonia Oblonga.

WOODLAND TREES:

Elder,

Field Maple,

Hawthorn,

Hazel.

OLD VARIETY CHERRY TREES:

Arch Duke, Circa 1847,

Black large juicy and sweet,

Black Heart, Circa 1667, Black large juicy and sweet.

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