STUMP UP FOR TREES
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WHAT IS STUMP UP FOR TREES?
Stump Up For Trees is an ambitious, developing charity focused on woodland creation and enhancing biodiversity in the Brecon Beacons area of south-east Wales. The charity is planting one million trees, principally on marginal agricultural land, using innovative public-private funding initiatives.
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THE KEY GOAL?
Our key goal is to persuade upland land owners to designate a proportion of their least agriculturally productive land for tree planting, enhancing biodiversity, natural flood management and other ecosystem services, and thereby become advocates for the transition into the next era of landscape management based around ‘Public Goods’, including better air and water quality, and public access for recreation and health. Stump Up For Trees is a farmer-led charity embedded in the community.
By creating a more wooded landscape, including new woods of predominantly native broadleaf species alongside areas of natural regeneration, on the least agriculturally productive and the least biodiverse uplands, we aim to lock up carbon over a long time frame. Our million trees will capture over 140,000-200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over 100 years. The area today is sparsely wooded: around 14% is covered in fragmented, native woodlands or commercial forestry plantations; just 5% of the area supports semi-natural broadleaf woodland or mixed woodland. Stump Up For Trees is particularly focused on woodland creation on land where bracken dominates, leveraging the organisation’s experience in controlling and planting trees on bracken. Wherever the opportunity arises, the charity also aims to provide maximum connectivity between existing pockets of woodland, by creating ecological corridors.
EDUCATING FUTURE GENERATIONS?
Stump Up For Trees has an education programme, taking tree planting into fifty secondary schools in and around the area. We aim to awaken the next generation to the value of trees and the merit of direct environmental action, such as planting trees in the right places.
Our ‘pilot plant’—circa 140,000 native broadleaf trees on Bryn Arw Common—will take place during the planting season 2020-21. It will be the largest, single native woodland creation project in Wales this winter.
- Planting season 2020-21: circa 140,000 trees on Bryn Arw Common (this plant is approved and funded, partly by the Welsh Government).
- Planting Season 2020-21: (other than Bryn Arw plant) 15,800 trees native broadleaf trees at four sites.
- Planting Season 2021-22: estimated 150,000 predominantly native broadleaf trees at multiple sites.
- Planting Season 2022-23: estimated 300,000 predominantly native broadleaf trees at multiple sites.
- Planting Season 2023-24: estimated 600,000 predominantly native broadleaf trees at multiple sites.
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