For all the creatures who live there, forests provide essential food, water and shelter.
Unfortunately, Britain is one of Europe's least wooded countries, with tree coverage of just 13%, compared to Europe's average of 37%. The tiny areas of surviving ancient woodland are still under threat. To care for our wildlife, we must ensure essential habitats are provided and protected.
Bees, butterflies and other insects have suffered alarming, rapid declines in recent years. Numbers of British birds have decreased by as much as 95% since 1970, and hedgehog numbers have halved since the turn of the millennium.
Thankfully, these declines can be addressed and reversed by creating and re-connecting habitats. At The Tree Planters, we aim to create ‘wildlife corridors’ by planting stretches of connecting woodland between existing, isolated wooded areas. This ensures badgers, bats, dormice, birds, and other fantastic creatures can all move freely and safely from one place to another.
By removing barriers to wildlife, these creatures have a chance to thrive - and we need them to. Without a well-balanced natural world to support us and our demand for resources, future generations' lives will hang in the balance.
Creating and connecting habitats helps British wildlife thrive