Climate change, what can we do?

Trees are the lungs of our planet

Climate change, what can we do?

Plant more trees

As horticulturalists we are doing our bit, contributing to the cause by asking our customers to plant more trees and plants, because we know that it will make a difference.

As a tree grows it helps absorb and removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that would otherwise be contributing to global warming. A process called photosynthesis is used by trees and plants where they use sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to create oxygen and energy in the form of sugar to feed wildlife.

Trees for locations likely to suffer from drought

  • Dwarf Indian bean tree (Catalpa bignoniodes ‘Nana’)
  • Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
  • Rocky mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
  • Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba)
  • Foxglove tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
  • Persian ironwood (Parrotia persica)
  • Ornamental pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’)
  • Golden rain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

The following trees can reduce flooding risks

  • Box elder (Acer negundo)
  • Red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • Alder species and varieties (Alnus)
  • Sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
  • London plane (Platanus acerifolia)
  • Bird cherry (Prunus padus)
  • Willow species and varieties (Salix)

Our plant availability

  • Container grown plants available spring and summer
  • Field grown plants available October through to April
  • Instant hedges available all year round

The Best Instant Hedges

Browse The Tree & Hedge Company's guide to the most popular hedges available for your garden.