The Tree Project
We began our Tree Project in 2017. This project was initiated by one of our directors who suffered had a brain injury and suffers from poor mental health. Spending time outdoors and connecting with nature had a positive impact on his general wellbeing. We engage beneficiaries to plant saplings and adopt them. This allows people to feel responsible and is a reason for them to come outside and socialise with others. We are growing trees from saplings bought from Mires Beck charitable organisation.
Our aim is to sell the saplings on as memory trees or occasion trees. Our planting in Butterfly Park will alleviate the CO2 that is produced in the city of Hull. Our collective goal is to hopefully work in collaboration with the woodland trust to spread our reforestation vision on a wider national scale.
Everyone is welcome to join us in the tree planting. No matter of race or disability. We are all members of planet earth and we all have a carbon footprint. If it is even planting of one tree. That one tree can absorb 48 pounds per year and sequester one ton of carbon dioxide by the age of 40.
Our volunteers and board members will be doing the planting of the trees. This helps them offset own carbon footprint and also others. Giving that most trees will way outlive the people that plant them it will be their own lasting legacy for further generations for year's to come and will over time help to rebalance the atmosphere. The act of planting trees will help them to feel better about themselves. In future, we hope to encourage even more eco worriers to take action on global warming.
Our organisation is on the Thornton estate in the inner city of Kingston upon Hull. This is a deprived area of Hull with low employment and high crime and substance misuse issues. Although we are doing planting of the trees out of the estate we at the moment are planting within the city boundaries.