Help Us Plant One Tree for Everyone in Derby!
This festive season, why not support our ambitious vision to plant one tree for every Derby resident - that's 250,000 new trees right here in and around our city!
Not only does tree planting offset our carbon emissions, but it has the added benefit of regenerating our urban landscape, cleaning our air and improving our well-being. The climate crisis can't be solved by one person, but if enough communities like ours come together to fix things in our backyard, while making our city a healthier and greener place to live in the process - perhaps we can do our part to save the world too...
Schemes like Manchester’s City of Trees have shown how businesses and residents can take urban regeneration into their own hands and yield incredible results. Now we want the same for our city. Derby, with its strong heritage of industry, engineering and innovation, is the perfect city for such a scheme, and we think that by planting trees we can not only reinvigorate our city but also make Derby a UK leader in green regeneration.
Trees for Derby are a newly registered charity, formed by a group of Derby residents looking to tackle climate change on our doorsteps. Trees For Derby’s primary role is as a facilitator between landowners and tree fund access. We talk to businesses, identify planting sites and orchestrate tree planting events on private and public land. Having only been going a few months we already have our first planting organised, lopping 1,000 trees off our goal in partnership with the Woodland Trust.
We're off to a great start but there's a long way to go to meet our ambitious target of planting 250,000 trees. You can help by giving whatever you're able to. All funds raised will make us faster and more effective at tackling climate change, so please give generously.
To find out more you can visit our website at: https://treesforderby.org/
- Mark Cummings
- Filipa Oliveira