Nicky planted over 260.000 trees with the Woodland Trust
Since 2013, Nicky and Sofidel have been actively helping the Woodland Trust restoring the UK’s native woodland.
We have been in partnership with the Woodland Trust for over 7 years, helping the charity rebuild the UK’s native woodland by planting over 260,000 trees. The UK is one of the least wooded places within Europe. Only 13% of the UK is of woodland, compared to a 44% in other parts of Europe.
Here at Nicky we are passionate about the environment. The paper that we use in our products comes from responsibly managed forests. But we wanted to do more. This is why we donate money from each pack sold to the Woodland Trust to help create, protect and restore more beautiful woodland across the UK.
Nicky has supported the Woodland Trust since 2013, and have planted over 260,000 trees.
Each year a minimum of 20,000 trees have been planted in the UK.
Donations from our key products, are given to the Woodland Trust to help fund local projects.
Nicky products supporting the Woodland Trust project
Profits from these products are donated to the charity, to help make a difference.
Nicky Projects in association with the Woodland Trust
Our work with the Woodland Trust aims at planting new native woodland for wildlife, for you and your family to enjoy now and for generations to come.
Since 2013, Nicky has supported the Woodland Trust to:
Plant a Grove at Heartwood Forest, England
The award winning Heartwood Forest is the biggest woodland creation site in England, covering over 850 acres. It will be home to 600,000 new trees, miles of footpaths and bridleways, wildflower meadows and open spaces. Every single tree will be planted by a volunteer.
Plant a Grove at Lang Craigs, Scotland
Named after the rocky outcrop which dominates the skyline above Dumbarton, Lang Craigs is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It’s home to 600 acres of sheltered glen, rolling hills and rugged moorland. The site was purchased by the Woodland Trust Scotland in 2011. The final tree has now been planted, achieving a total of over 260,000 new native trees in the ground – over 10,000 of the trees, including oak, birch and Scots pine, were planted by the local community and school children, creating new native woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
We inspire communities, church groups, social groups and schools to come together and appreciate the outdoors and to learn more about woods and wildlife. We’ve helped school children and community groups plant nearly 50,000 trees through the Woodland Trust’s unique school and community tree pack scheme.
We support local land owners in planting tens of thousand’s of trees through the Woodland Trust’s MOREwoods scheme. Woodland is one of our richest habitats. Planting more woods and trees, particularly next to existing ancient woodland, will help create more spaces for wildlife and support their conservation.
To find out more about our activities organized by the Woodland Trust and how you could take part in a tree planting event please visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
Help make a difference by purchasing our Nicky products which support the Woodland Trust. You can identify these products from the Woodland Trust logo on pack. Profits from the product, will be donated to the charity, to help plant more local trees.
1. The importance of trees Trees, woods and forests are essential for life. They help regulate our atmosphere, store CO2 (carbon dioxide) and release precious oxygen.
2. Trees fight pollution Estimates indicate that air pollution reduces life expectancy in the UK by seven to eight months. Trees remove pollutants from the air, trapping them on leaves.
3. Trees prevent flooding In the right place, planting trees can help reduce the risk and severity of flooding. They also help stabilise river banks which reduces the risk of land erosion.
4. Trees bring value to your home The value of a property or a neighbourhood increases if there are trees nearby.
5. The UK is one of the least wooded countries in Europe The UK is one of the least wooded countries in Europe. Only 13% of the UK is woodland, compared to an average of 44% in other parts of Europe.
6. Lack of native woodland in the UK In the UK only a small proportion of all woodland, around 30%, is native.
7. Woodland in the UK is hard to access 85% of the population in the UK does not have access to a wood within 500 metres of their home and only 46% of woodland in the UK is currently accessible.
8. Ancient native woodland Ancient native woodland consists mainly of native trees, that is those that have grown here naturally since the last Ice Age and have not been introduced by humans.
9. Northern Ireland is one of the least wooded countries in Europe. Northern Ireland ranks as one of the least wooded regions in Europe. The country has a mere 8% woodland cover.
10. Scotland is the most wooded country in Britain Scotland is the most wooded country in Britain with woodland covering 18% of land area. Ancient woodland now only covers 1% of the land area.
11. Less than 15% of woodland in Wales Less than 15% of Wales is woodland. Ancient woodland, more than a few hundred years old, covers just 4.5% of Wales.
12. The most wooded country in Europe
The most wooded country in Europe is Sweden with 282,030 square kilometres of woodland.