Creating nature based solutions that won't cost the earth
Leaky dams, land erosion control
Plant at least 100,000 trees a year
Create space for wildlife and biodiversity.
We are Forus Tree. We are a workers Co-operative and a not for profit social enterprise with over 20 years of tree planting experience between our core crew. Our aim is to mitigate the effects of climate change and restore biodiversity in the Calder valley and beyond. We will achieve this through planting, managing and protecting woodland, wildflower and wildlife habitats.
Our mission is:
To create a sustainable future by actively getting members in the community involved and skilled up to work in an ever changing environment. We want to encourage and nurture healthy woodland management by supporting and training people with the vital skills they need to succeed.
All the founding members worked for Treesponsibility; who have been planting trees and doing natural flood management in Calderdale for over 23 years. We also have close working relationships with local ecologists, arboriculturists and local authorities, supporting us with a vast network of knowledge and expertise.
Plant at least 100,000 trees per year with the community and for the community. We aim to do this in coordination with local land owners, the council and other initiatives.
Trees absorb co2 and other pollutants through their leaves. Their roots filter and clean water. Making them a perfect way to fight climate change and stop water contamination.
Roots act like a natural sponge absorbing water and strengthening the ground. Planting willows and other trees can slow down water, stop land erosion and function as a natural dam when planted across streams.
Trees absorb/store co2 and other pollutants through their leaves. Their roots filter and clean water. Making them a perfect way to fight climate change and stop water contamination. Researchers estimate that we need to plant about 3 billion trees to stop climate change. That is a lot and we have a long way to go, but so far this looks like the cheapest and most achievable solution. The big advantage to other solutions is that trees have many other positive effects on our planet as well.