Woodlands from Waste is a partnership project between Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and their contractor Global Renewables which over the next 25 years will plant 2.5 million trees. Technical support for the project is being provided by the Forestry Commission.
Planting trees under the project will help offset the carbon emissions resulting from the management of Lancashire's and Blackpool's waste.
It is well known that trees absorb carbon dioxide as part of the carbon cycle and forests are often referred to as the 'lungs of the earth'. The carbon from this carbon dioxide is stored in the fibres of the roots, stems, branches, foliage and in the soil.
Our climate is changing. There is growing evidence of the threats of this change but there are also challenges and opportunities for mitigating and adapting to the effects of that change.
For more information, visit the Woodlands from Waste website.