About Us

About Us

Our Mission

We are Forus Tree. We are a workers Co-operative and a not for profit social enterprise with over 20 year 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.

Since we started in January 2020, We have planted over 22,000 trees and over the course of the year we will be working on Leaky dams, land erosion control and fencing to protect our sites from livestock and deer. Our attitude is positive, we knuckle down and work hard for quality and quantity!

We have worked for, and work closely with, 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 vast knowledge, network and expertise.

If you are interested to learn more about what we do and/or would like to get involved, please support us by following this page. We will be sharing updates on our progress and upcoming events, as well as information and advice on UK tree planting.

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Volunteers

We work with volunteers throughout the year from seed collection to tree planting and wildlife habitat creation. We strive to work with the community as much as possible to grow and plant trees locally, create awareness of reforestation and natural flood management. Click Here to apply (a lot of our work is seasonal and the amount of volunteers we need veries we may forward your details to Treesponsibility)

Donations

Donations are added into the general reserve and will be used to plant trees, build leaky dams, maintain equipment and buy land so we can sequester carbon by planting trees and preserving it as woodland for future generations. If you have any specific wishes on how your donations are spent, just let us know on our Donation Page.

subsidy

Tree planting can often be subsidized for up to 85% of tree planting cost. This includes stakes and tree protecting tubing. That does require a success rate of 95% over the first 3 years. This is through a grant scheme mostly aimed at larger landowners. Smaller landowners can apply through the Woodland Trust. If you are a landowner and you're looking for some more info on subsidy and legislation we are more than happy to help. Go to our Landowner Info Page or Contact Us.

 What We Do And Why

Planting Trees

We aim to plant at least a 100.000 trees a year with the community and for the community.  We have a hardworking and dedicated team of workers and volunteers. And do this in coordination with local farmers, the council, other initiatives like Treesponsibility and the community. We want to plant trees for future generations and educate a little about the benefits of trees and biodiversity.

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Tree Planting

We aim to plant at least a 100.000 trees a year with the community and for the community.  We have a hard working and dedicated team of workers/volunteers. And do this in coordination with local farmers, the council, other initiatives like Treesponsibility and the community. We want to plant trees for future generations and educate a little about the benefits of trees and biodiversity.

What We Do?

We’re On A Mission To Solve
The Problems

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Planting Trees

We aim to plant at least a 100.000 trees a year with the community and for the community.  We have a hardworking and dedicated team of workers/volunteers. And do this in coordination with local farmers, the council, other initiatives like Treesponsibility, ????, ???? and the community. We want to plant trees for future generations and educate a little about the benefits of trees and biodiversity.

Co2 Reduction

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.

Biodiversity

There is a massive decline in biodiversity and extinction rates are accelerating. Planting trees does not only solve our co2 problem but can also help restore biodiversity. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered. Let's plant some trees and give nature back some of its space.

Flood Management

Climate change makes the weather more extreme and unpredictable. We are experiencing a warmer climate with long periods of drouth. When it rains it often comes down all at once. This makes it hard for the ground to absorb it. Roots act like a natural sponge absorbing

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