>Bumper Joins Peak District National Park Foundation to Prepare for Climate Change
Bumper Joins Peak District National Park Foundation to Prepare for Climate Change
Team Bumper recently joined the Peak District National Park Foundation for a day of tree planting at Hordern Barn Farm to prepare the land for future climate change.
The Peak District National Park Foundation is a charitable organisation raising funds for the conservation of the Peak District. Their vision is to preserve the park as a vibrant, colourful, and safe home for wildlife that can be enjoyed by future generations.
Accompanied by experienced rangers, the team planted over 1,000 trees at Horden Barn Farm. The farm is typically a sheep farm but reserves some land to be restored as a natural habitat for the surrounding wildlife. After a previous unsuccessful attempt at tree planting, the area had been secured by a large wooden and wire fence. This was to protect the new trees from being eaten by deer.
In addition to creating homes for local species, tree planting is often considered one of the best ways to fight the climate crisis. A young wood, mixed with a variety of native species, can remove over 400 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere. In order to reach the Government’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the UK’s woodland would need to increase from 13% of the country to at least 19%. That’s 1.5 million hectares of additional woodland.
If you’d like to find out more about the work the Peak District National Trust is doing to preserve the Peak District National Park and how you can join the fight against climate change, you can visit their website here.