In an effort to contribute to the battle against climate change and to help wildlife and our own wellbeing, Adélie Psychology have committed to plant an English oak tree in the UK for every current client and all future clients.
Trees are key pillars of the world for both humans and the environment. They benefit us by purifying water, air and improving wellbeing. They benefit the environment by providing homes for various forms of life, cooling our climate, and improving our soil (Tree-Nation).
The English oak (Quercus robur) holds a special place in our culture, history, and Catherine’s heart. It supports more life than any other native tree species in the UK; even its fallen leaves support biodiversity (Woodland Trust). The average natural life span of an English oak is 300 years (Tree-Nation) and they provide a habitat for 2,300 species, 320 of which are only able to live on that specific tree (Gardener’s World).
The programme that Adélie Psychology supports enables UK communities to plant native trees in their local public spaces. Where possible, local schools will be involved too, providing a hands-on education site for local children. Catherine remembers being involved in tree planting when she was at primary school in inner city Birmingham and how important that was.
At just 13%, the UK currently has one of the lowest rates of tree cover in Europe (compared to an average of 38% across the EU). Working across the UK, this project will increase tree cover, absorb carbon from the atmosphere, and provide vital habitat for local wildlife. It will also provide a vital community link – therefore encouraging both biodiversity and local communities to flourish once more in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (Tree-Nation).
This programme places communities at its heart. Unlike many of the larger tree planting and reforestation initiatives, this programme is unusual in supporting numerous small-scale projects. This has multiple benefits, including not least the increased tree cover, but also increased positive wellbeing, and good education opportunities for local schools and youth groups. This creates a greater sense of connection with nature for those involved (Tree-Nation). The projects also take place on land in which the general public can visit so you can go and enjoy the benefits of the tree we’ve planted for you.
The forest of Adélie Psychology
You can see our forest grow here and see how many tonnes of CO2 we’ve offset:
How does it work?
As a client of Adélie Psychology there is nothing you need to do, we will plant a tree on your behalf.
On 19 October 2021 oak trees were funded via Tree-Nation for all current clients.
Each month moving forward, Adélie Psychology will plant trees for all new therapy clients who rebook with us and all assessment clients.
Our commitment for the planet
Adélie Psychology’s commitment for the Planet
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