Native Trees for Every MP
Jamie has today met with Extinction Rebellion and collected a Field Maple Tree as Extinction Rebellion highlight the reduction in British forests.
The UK’s forest coverage is now only just above 10% and forests are our most effective terrestrial carbon sink, and the most important sanctuaries of biodiversity on land.
Extinction Rebellion are offering every MP a native tree to plant in their constituency to highlight the need to protect forests and tackle climate change.
Commenting Mr Stone said:
“A native tree for every MP is a brilliant way of highlighting the importance of the UK’s forests and I was delighted to collect my Field Maple.
“I shall be planting it in the constituency as a reminder of the need for mass change to address the climate emergency we are currently facing.
“Tree planting provides a natural solution to the climate crisis, but it must be done on a much larger scale. I hope that MPs from across the political parties join me in planting a tree and calling for action from the Government.
“We need to see the Tory Government take climate change seriously, declare a climate emergency and reverse the damaging policies they are putting in place which threaten the environment.”