Young eco warriors are championing the cause for trees at Acresfield Community Primary School. ITF are supporting a project to plant 50 indigenous trees to help the school increase its woodland. Not only will the children help plant the new trees, but they will also care for them in the future. This will be great for showing these young scientists how trees grow, flower and seed and to investigate what animals and insects use the trees.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have declared 2015 “The International Year of Soils” (IYS2015).
With the European Tree of the Year voting now underway, we have decided to turn our attention to Slovakia’s entry into this year’s competition… the white mulberry.
The Morus alba or white mulberry entered in the competition is known by the locals as “the lighthouse of history”, watching over the growing city of Senica. It has been dated to around 200 years old.
Welcome to the brand new ITF Blog . Our Communications Officer at ITF has just persuaded me to open a Twitter account and to start blogging. I feel like I am being technologically upgraded. But will this be for the better?
It also highlights the possibilities of limiting and even reversing the damage already done. This programme left me, and I’m sure most viewers, with an urgent sense that action must be taken, and a fear that not enough will be done. We know that large institutions, governments and private companies have to make the right…
The announcement follows a report published by the Independent Panel on Forestry that called UK forests and woodland a “national asset” and urged UK government to protect and value it as such. The report listed many benefits of forests and trees, including “carbon storage, flood protection, biodiversity and habitat provision, and wider ecosystem services.” It…
Last week we posted an article giving a few ways that you can help to report instances of Ash dieback. This tree disease is now receiving quite a bit of media attention and for good reason. Ash dieback could devastate the 80 million ash trees across Britain – that’s about a quarter of all trees growing here. But people power can help to stop it.
The Earth Summit is currently underway in Brazil (20th – 22nd, June 2012). The conference is also referred to as Rio +20 to mark the 20 year anniversary of the original Earth Summit held in the city in 1992.
Today marks the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD). The 2012 Global Observance event will be held at the Rio Conventions Pavilion, Brazil, and is entitled ‘Securing Healthy Soils and Stopping Land Degradation: Outcomes for Rio+20’. The event aims to raise awareness of the issue of land degradation and the implications it is having on the future of our planet.
Around the world, deforestation and forest degradation accounts for about 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. It also threatens biodiversity and exacerbates a cycle of poverty for those who depend on forest resources for their livelihoods.