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The best technology to save the world: trees

Monday, February 9th, 2015



Oxford University scientists, after a year of research, have determined the best technology to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and try to reverse global warming.

It’s trees!

They considered methods ranging from capturing emissions from factories and power stations to extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air, and adding lime to oceans to increase their absorption of the gas, a study released on Tuesday showed.

None were more promising than planting trees, or baking waste wood to form a type of charcoal that can be added to soil. Relative to other so-called Negative Emissions Technologies, afforestation and biochar are low-cost, have fewer uncertainties and offer other benefits to the environment, the research shows.

More information here

New planting season begins

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

We are happy to announce the beginning of another full planting season.  This season we have managed to receive funding to support over 50 schools.   We will soon have more information about the plantings as the photos and feedback stories from the schools come in.  Stay posted.












Climate Change March in London

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The work of the 21st century; together we can replenish the Earth.














New Educational Workshops

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Storytellinglute copyAndreas Kornevall, the Director of Operations for ERS and founder of the School Tree Nursery Programme is planning to visit STN schools during the 2014/15 planting season. The visit will include the creation of a tree nursery inside the school grounds on the day, and also a storytelling performance where he uses drums, lutes and flutes to enhance the old stories about trees and their rich folklore.

“On the day we plant up a tree nursery together, the children can tag their own sapling and plant it, we learn about how the trees live and why they matter, and we also open the old world and listen to the folklore and myths associated with trees.”

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A Lime Tree in the centre of Brighton

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The Earth Restoration Service in partnership with ONCA (One Network for the Conservation and Arts) planted a Lime tree on the level in Brighton, the tree will symbolise the regeneration of urban areas.













New partnership with ONCA (One Network for the Conservation and Arts)

Friday, June 27th, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: 17 June 2014

ONCA - Yellow

Brighton’s ONCA Gallery will be full of trees this month for a total of 100 hours to mark the launch of 100, a group exhibition and wider project featuring 100 artworks by selected artists and young people inspired by trees.

For this exhibition, ONCA poses the question – with trees rapidly disappearing, what role can artists play in their survival?


Tree of Life

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Earth Restoration Service is going to be part of a film called the Tree of Life which our patron Joanna Lumley is also partly narrating amongst others such as Bruce Parry and BBC vicar Peter Owen Jones.  We spent half a day filming at the site of a 4,000 year old yew tree – with Andreas Kornevall, Director of Operations,  Joanna Lumley, Patron, and Peter Phelps, Chairman.  More information to come…










Andover Trees United in 2014

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

At the Earth Restoration Service we have been working with community forestry group Andover Trees United for the past few years.  Andover Trees United is a Community Partnership of 25 local schools, youth groups, volunteers and businesses working in partnership with specialist environmental organisations. Their aim is to involve every young person in our community in planting 10,000 trees in and around Andover over the coming decade.

We have provided tree saplings and planting materials to the group which enables schools and the local community in the Andover area to get involved with setting up a tree nursery and learning about the environment. You can see some photos and a video from the group’s recent tree planting days below.

Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Roy Down, Outdoor Learning Co-ordinator at Matthew Moss High School has kindly provided this update on the School’s Tree Nursery

The site we now call the Community Forest Schools area, that we have ear-marked for the trees (most of which are still in the tree nursery) has been virtually cleared from fly-tipping now. A massive amount has been shifted using the Community Pay-back scheme, which makes good use of young offenders time! So, what is left of the ERS trees will be going in this winter.

We have now got some small financial backing from Rochdale Council’s Clean and Green budget, to create a path through the site to access the part furthest from the road. On top of this Inspired Spaces who are an educational link between Rochdale Council and Carillion plc, have pledged to help create some shallow ponds on the site, under the guidance of Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

So as you can see, we are really going places, in what started as a nice area to plant our ERS trees!

Our school (800 students) has joined with four primary schools (total 1200 students) to form the Roch Valley Educational Trust and we are going to use the area as a Forest Schools and Training area, as well as enhancing the area for the local community.