The project itself is unique and an exciting thing to be a part of with lots of amazing opportunities in the reforestation work to support and restore the natural wildlife of this area. Snaizeholme has an array of bird life from oystercatchers, snipes and lapwings to peregrines, barn owls and even hen harriers, which are now exceptionally rare in the UK. Bringing this land back to life through careful restoration will help provide a safe and natural habitat for these birds and many other animals.
The Woodland Trust aims to plant almost 291 hectares (719 acres) with native tree saplings, once mature, the site could sequester up to 59,000 tonnes CO2. Our involvement will eventually enable us to offset the emissions from our Yorkshire operations, around 11,625 tonnes CO2 through 50,000 trees, which we’re pretty proud of. We are excited to be a part of this project and this work will contribute towards our future ambitions to be Net Zero. Like any climate mitigation work, it takes time and when we have updates, we will share our progress with you.