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British company One Life One Tree is on a mission to plant 100,000 giant sequoias by 2030 across sites in Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and the Brecon Beacons, which will be Europe’s largest sequoia forest
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Large oaks grow from small acorns, and from tiny sycamores being planted across the UK will grow up to 275ft tall.
Giant sequoias are native to California, but due to climate change they are now classified as endangered, with just 80,000 left in North America, 98% down from their peak.
As California becomes hotter and drier, it is predicted that further clouds will develop more strongly over the temperate United Kingdom than the United States by the end of the decade.
And British company One Life One Tree is on a mission to plant 100,000 trees by 2030 across sites in Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and the Brecon Beacons, which will be Europe’s largest sequoia plantation.
More than 700 trees have been planted and Henry Emson, founder of One Life One Tree said: “Our aim is to create a Great Reserve that supports these majestic giants in the UK. , where they can survive the stresses of global climate change . ”
The trees are currently being planted near Abergavenny in Wales and sites are under consideration in Devon, Lake and Scotland.
One Life One Tree received the cuttings through the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, an American charity dedicated to breeding the world’s oldest trees.
The fifty saplings are from the seeds of Stagg and Waterfall, two of the largest and oldest sequoias in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Stagg survived the devastating wildfires of 2020 after a sprinkler system was placed around its base.
Sequoia One Life One Tree promises to offset emissions over a person’s lifetime.
One hectare of Sequoias trees can sequester 6,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over 100 years, 10 times more than regular forests due to the high altitude of the Sequoias.
Each site is planted with three native trees to maintain biodiversity. Henry swore to give back any profits to the conservation and to donate the land on which the trees were planted to afforestation charities with the request that Seri trees never be cut down.
“Sequoias were first grown in the UK by wealthy Victorians and some are now over 160ft tall,” he said.
Plant a tree in your name for £400 or sign up for The Great Reserve for £5 a month at onelifeonetree.com.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/grove-giant-sequoias-being-planted-26447432 Grove of Giant Sequoias is grown in the UK with young trees from California