THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Sep25

Planting Trees At Modern Mint

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Planting Trees At Modern Mint Through the charity Trees For Life, Modern Mint are planting trees. I spend my days working with trees and shrubs, shaping and pruning them into odd shapes. Like this abstract duck, for example… But it is not just clipping trees – I love planting trees too. Planting Trees To Save The Planet Modern Mint should be doing more to encourage the planting of trees. When I see articles like this one about the melting glaciers in Iceland, read the words of warning about climate catastrophe by Greta Thunberg or note the denials that humanity has done …

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Jun30

Planting Trees In The UK

This June, we have been talking about planting trees in the UK. Update March 2020: We now have a Grove Of Trees You Can Add To – Visit Here To Plant a Tree Why Plant Trees In The UK? Our recent Chelsea Fringe project was about using your garden to capture carbon. One way of doing that was to plant trees. Trees take carbon from the air and turn in into…. themselves. Trees and woodlands are not actually the largest stores of carbon on the planet – that accolade goes to our oceans, followed up by our soils – but …

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Sep18

The Big Tree Plant

Funding has been secured from DEFRA through the Big Tree Plant programme to plant 17,000 trees in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk over a period of two years. Over 8000 trees were pplanted last season and there are another 9000 to go from this October 2014 to February 2015. What do you need to do? Provide a site which will take a minimum of 200 whips at 1m spacing. Provide a site that is publicly accessible. Encourage the local community to get involved in the planting and (ideally) the upkeep too. What will Groundworks Essex (who secured the funding) do? Help …

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