Over the years a number of individuals have expressed an interest in collective purchase and management of a block of woodland, to be able to personally take responsibility for locking away carbon and to eventually provide a local source of fuel for efficient biomass burners including some wood burning stoves. The emissions from burning wood are the subject of some controversy and can certainly contribute to pollution in towns and cities. Nevertheless, burning well dried (seasoned) wood in Defra compliant stoves in place of coal or to avoid use of oil fired central heating will be a useful part of transition away from fossil fuels in smaller villages and rural locations where small amounts of smoke can disperse. For now, this project is on the ‘backburner’ (pardon the pun) awaiting interest from a few more people and availability of suitable piece of land. If you have suitable land (check out the map from the Woodland Trust of land likely to be suitable for new woodland) or you are interested in volunteering to plant trees then please get in touch and we will try to put you in touch with others who might complete the puzzle of how to make this happen!
Key contact: Kevin Smith
We would also like to signpost folks through this page to the many other opportunities to plant trees to capture carbon. We are in the process of compiling a list of opportunities. If you are involved in such a project please do get in touch with Kevin on the Link above (click on his name).
Tyne Rivers Trust will be planting Trees again from November 2021, around the upper reaches of the river especially, including in Redesdale, in order to protect the river. You can find out more on their website.