For the equivalent cost of a pint of beer a month (at student prices) we will plant a tree.

It is a simple process. The trees we will plant are all native British species, including Oak, Birch, Ash, Hazel, Alder, Holly, Willow and Beech and as the trees mature you will be able to see the progress through yearly email updates and eventually a webcam. If you wish to choose a particular variety of tree for us to plant for you then choose one of the above and let us know. We like Oak, but we will plant an even selection of native British species each year.

If we plant 1 tree a month for the 2, 3 or 4 years that you are at University, then you can consider your carbon emissions offset when each tree matures. This is based on an average persons carbon emissions of between 7-9 tonnes per year. It’s a nice thought that when you leave student life behind, your University days and lifestyle were not having a negative impact on the planet.

It is not possible to plant trees all year round. We will plant the accumulated number of trees for the previous months between November and February, initially in greenhouses and then replant the seedlings to form new areas of woodland.

Groups or house-share

If you are a member of a group or sharing a house you could get us to plant a tree for your group or housemates. Just add your house address or group name in place of a name on the reference section of the standing order form. The trees we plant for a house share or group may not cover the total emmisions of the house or the group, but will go a long way to reducing your carbon footprint.

Graduate & College Leaver

The time we spent in full time education can still be considered Carbon Neutral by taking part in the tree planting process in retrospect.

If you have left University or College or full time education and you want to join the planting project, then simply start the standing order and leave it running for the equal number of months that you were in education. You can attribute the carbon offsetting potential of the trees we plant as neutralising the carbon emissions generated by you during your life time of education. Its good thought.

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