Cavendish Venues - 2,500 trees planted, hoping to plant 1,000 this year

In 2019, in partnership with the Country Landowners Association, we launched an initiative whereby we planted an initial 300 trees. We have extended this many times. So far we have planted over 2,500 trees. THANK YOU for all the confirmations. We would like to plant more, our aim is to plant a further 1,000 this year. In the meantime, we wanted to provide an update on the trees already planted. In short, they have thrived, a thorough audit last year reveals that 96% survived the winter. The survivors have on average grown hugely, the largest grew by over 6ft.

The new planting season is nearly here, thanks to your generosity in making enquiries for events in our London conference and meeting rooms, we are about to order a further 400 trees.

Why are we Planting Trees? Planting trees across the world is one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists. As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating. New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions from human activities that remain in the atmosphere today, a figure the scientists describe as “mind-blowing”. This new quantitative evaluation shows restoration isn’t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one, said Prof Tom Crowther at the Swiss university ETH Zürich, who led the research. There are many other significant benefits from mass tree planting:

  • Encouraging Wildlife: We have only planted native species, a mixture of Oak, Larch Blackthorn, Field maple, Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Hazel and Wild Cherry.
  • Cleaning the Air: Air quality has declined catastrophically in the UK, trees play an invaluable role in trapping airborne particulates.

For a more detailed list of the 22 benefits of trees see this fantastic article from the tree people. Our Wider Sustainability strategy:

  • Zero to landfill policy
  • We use only green energy (carbon levy exempt)
  • Purchasing policy explicitly favours local producers.

If you are looking for Central London Meeting, Conference or Event venues that truly take sustainability seriously look no further than Cavendish Venues. We believe that when it comes to sustainability, we are the leading London provider.