Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where are the trees planted?
All of the trees are planted in the local communities. These are local schools or community centres that get involved in the whole process.
What are the quality of the trees?
All the trees planted are 'cell-grown whips' which means they are year-old saplings, each grown in an individual 'cell' or pot. Every young plant has a plug of compost surrounding the roots making them more robust, easier to plant and more successful long-term than the usual, basic bare-rooted saplings.
Would they be planted anyway?
No. There is a UK quota for tree planting which the government are committed to meet. Here at Leave Something for the Kids we plant these trees on top of any quotas.
How much carbon dioxide does a tree absorb?
The amount of CO2 a tree will offset depends on many factors, such as the type of tree, where it is planted and the amount of room it has to grow. On average, one broad leaf tree will absorb in the region of 1 tonne of carbon dioxide during its full life-time (approximately 100 years).
What are the advantages of planting trees in the UK?
These trees will improve our local environment and provide habitats for our local wildlife.