"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

- An ancient chinese proverb.

The Co-forest Mission

We’re on a mission to bring people together and create a Co-forest near their town or city. We believe that through collective action we can engage people across the UK to lead by example and plant their very own forest legacy.

Who are we?

Co-forest was conceived by Bath-based digital technology agency, Storm Consultancy.

Storm has since partnered with environmental experts to assist in the Co-forest in the creation of its inaugural forest Co-forest:Acorn and in developing a blueprint for the future.

Want to get involved?

Explore our inaugural project happening right now within the Bath & Bristol area.

The need to cultivate change.

The past few years alone have experienced record-breaking temperatures and the number of unstable weather incidents and disasters are increasing. Plus, deforestation across the world is occurring at an alarming rate and is even happening right here in the UK.

1.5 Million

hectares of additional woodland is needed to help reach our net zero carbon target by 2050. That’s around the same size as Yorkshire.

400

all time high temperature records were set in the the northern hemisphere during the summer of 2019

415.26

is the highest recorded CO2 measurement in 3 million years, when sea levels were metres higher and trees grew at the South Pole.

More trees please

So how will planting more trees make a difference? For starters, trees are nature’s solution to climate change.

Trees cool the planet by absorbing harmful greenhouse gases and releasing clean oxygen back into the atmosphere. It is actually possible for trees to reduce a city’s temperature by up to eight degrees Celsius.

They also provide natural flood defences by intercepting rainfall as it makes its way to the ground, allowing more time for soil to absorb water. A mature evergreen tree can intercept more than 15,000 litres of water every year!

In addition to combating climate change, trees support our ecosystems by creating a home for hundreds of species of animals, insects and plant life.

Scientists state there are currently 1.7 billion hectares of treeless land available across the world which could be used for tree planting – without impacting agriculture or urban areas. It is one of the biggest and cheapest ways to tackle climate change.

*Source: All information above has been provided by The Woodland Trust.

Let's talk trees.

If you’d like to get involved in the Co-forest vision, donate as a business, or simply discuss the project further, we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch