Treesponsibility is a non profit community group working on ecological
restoration and education work in the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire.
Mostly made up of volunteers, the organisation has over the last
7 years planted 60,000 trees and hedge plants.
Their ultimate vision is of a community "forest" of
interlinked woodlands, moorlands, meadows and hedgerow, emerging
bit by bit over the next quarter century. As well as providing
valuable wildlife habitats and natural means of flood defence,
the new plantings also create a carbon sink; soaking up some of
our ever-increasing CO2 emissions. In this way they are creating
a more resilient landscape, helping the valley to adapt to a warming
world. All trees are native species, planted in biodegradable
mulch, some of which come from a local community tree nursery.
Not only tree planters, Treesponsibility also carries out education
work in schools and the wider community, in an attempt to change
attitudes and behaviour towards trees, land and the environment.
They also run a carbon tax scheme for local businesses to offset