The great thing about planting trees is that it has to be done outside. It is great exercise and it is great for the mind. The feeling that you’re actually doing something to help the environment gives you a sense of wellbeing. We all need as much of this feeling as we can get during these times.
Under Tier 4 there are a few reasons why you can leave your home and 2 of them indicate that tree planting, and therefore ‘saving the planet’ are still allowed.
Reference : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home
Firstly under Work and volunteering
‘You can leave home for work purposes, where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people’s homes. You can also leave home to provide voluntary or charitable services.’
Then under Exercise and recreation
‘People can also exercise outdoors or visit some public outdoor places, such as parks, the countryside accessible to the public, public gardens or outdoor sports facilities. You can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in a public outdoor place with your household, support bubble, or with one other person if you maintain social distancing.’
Now that we have quite a number of people who are trained up as tree planters we should be able to have lots of very small tree planting parties and continue to get trees into the ground.
At all times we will follow the guidance on meeting others safely.