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The Perfect FIT

Climate change is now at the forefront of all our minds and it is a huge worry. But, as gardeners who grow plants, we can – and do – contribute to making a difference. Planting trees is one of the best ways to lock up carbon and mitigate climate change’s worse effects, and if every single one of the UK’s 27.8 million households with a garden (87 per cent of them) planted just one tree, that would be 24 million new trees across the country. Just imagine the impact that would have in terms of offsetting carbon and improving air quality.

Even the smallest garden can squeeze in a tree of some variety. While a fully grown oak will support a larger ecosystem of wildlife and contribute more to the environment than a tiny cherry, small trees do still bring benefits. Only a

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