As part of the International Year of Forests, everyone can now do a little something to help our trees.
The Mersey Forest is a supporter of Love Forests, the project which aims to bring people together with local and global organisations in order to raise awareness of the importance of forests.
The campaign suggests some easy ways in which to be green and help woodlands and forests by making a few changes to your daily routine. Ideas include:
>> Buy toilet roll with the FSC logo (Forest Stewardship Council)
>> Make sure any DIY products you buy (like decking or flooring) are made from sustainably sourced timber
>> Plant a tree
>> Visit local woodlands or forests regularly
>> Try out a UK holiday this summer in a log cabin
Individuals can commit to the above ideas and more as pledges they wish to carry out over this year and submit them on the Love Forests website, Facebook, or Twitter as well as post the reasons that they love forests.
2011 has been declared International Year of Forests by the United Nations General Assembly. The Year of Forests will raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.