Alternative Heat supports Trees for Life

Posted on 31 Oct, 2017

Alternative Heat have become a corporate supporter of the award winnning charity Trees for Life and their efforts to restore the Caledonian Forest and all its constituent species of flora and fauna to the Scottish Highlands.

We see Trees for Life as an ideal fit for our renewable energy business sector and recognise we have a corporate responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are delighted to support the restoration of the Caledonian forest and help take action against climate change.

The Caledonian Forest is one of Scotlands most important forest ecosystems, providing a home for spectacular wildlife, it is severley fragmented, and in many places consists entirely of old trees. Our grove will be planted in the 2018 spring planting season by Trees for Life, to expand the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland. The grove will help to restore a wild natural forest in the Scottish Highlands by adding to the million trees already planted in this spectacular region.

Our grove will be made up of native species grown from locally collected seed. Trees for Life plants Scots pine, willow, rowan, birch, hazel, alder, holly, aspen, bird cherry and many others. Over time, open hillsides will be transformed into healthy young woodland, rich in wildlife. Once the trees reach seed-bearing age, natural recognition will expand them into the forests of the future for generations to enjoy.

Our grove has a dedicated webpage, which can be viewed at: Trees for Life.

You can also add more trees to our grove! Simply click the Add trees to this grove button at the bottom of the page, select the number of trees you would like to add and write a personal dedication if you would like to include one.

Remember:Carbon dioxide emissions are a major contributor to climate change and around six trees will fix 1 tonne of CO2