Hundreds of trees planted at Brackenhurst Campus to help University reduce carbon footprint

Hundreds of trees have been planted at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst Campus as part of a project to help the university continue to reduce its carbon footprint.

City students
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City students
March 2017

Hundreds of trees have been planted at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst Campus as part of a project to help the university continue to reduce its carbon footprint.

A team of volunteers planted over 2,500 native trees in one hectic week in March – including Pedunculate Oak, Small Leaved Lime, Field Maple and Silver Birch - which were donated by The Woodland Trust.

The trees will provide a habitat for wildlife and a shelter for livestock on the campus, offer research opportunities for students, reduce flood risk and slow the rain flow into nearby watercourses.

The trees will also be counted and data submitted to the Woodland Carbon Code, a voluntary standard which provides UK woodland projects with validation that their projects are reducing carbon dioxide.

Nottingham Trent University was officially recognised as the most sustainable university in the UK in November 2016, after once again claiming top spot in the prestigious People and Planet University League.

The team of volunteers planting the trees featured students from the university’s City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses, Nottingham Trent Student Union’s Conservation Society, the university’s Environment Team and The Woodland Trust.

Clifton and ConSoc students
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Clifton and ConSoc students
March 2017

More planting is due to take place on the campus – home to the university’s School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences – next February and March. Please email environment.team@ntu.ac.uk if you would like to be informed when planting will take place next year or if you would like to include tree planting as part of your teaching or staff volunteering.

Hundreds of trees planted at Brackenhurst Campus to help University reduce carbon footprint

Published on 5 April 2017
  • Category: Environment; School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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