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Offsetting our carbon emissions by planting trees in Derbyshire

Following an external energy audit to better understand the impact our business has on the environment, and calculate the amount of carbon emissions that we produce; Stoneseed has partnered with Make it Wild in supporting biodiversity in the UK, and their ongoing work in their nature reserves. We are offsetting our carbon footprint by planting trees at the Rowan Tree Farm Reserve, Derbyshire.

Make it Wild offer Carbon Mitigation through a Tree Planting scheme as way to help businesses and individuals who wish to support the planet. Encouraging businesses to reduce their carbon footprint as much as they can. The number of trees required is calculated from the Tonnage of Carbon Dioxide emissions to be offset.

An average tree will remove from the atmosphere and lock into its timber 1 elemental Tonne of Carbon (C) in the first 40 years of its growth. This is achieved by photosynthesis and the carbon is absorbed in the form of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Make it Wild typically plant between 20 to 30 different species of native, broadleaf trees to create new woodlands in their nature reserves and to maximise the resultant increase in biodiversity. This spans the full range of tree sizes from smaller shrubs to large trees such as Oak and Beech. These trees are looked after to ensure they survive to form the ancient woodlands of the future.

Make it Wild always plant UK-native mixed broadleaf trees with a couple of evergreen exceptions (Holly & Yew), as this will have the greatest positive impact on local biodiversity, as they are the trees that have co-evolved with the native
flora and fauna. Their overall aim is to create habitat to enhance biodiversity.

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