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Carbon Capture Programme – June ’16

Hello and welcome to our June blog showing the latest news from the Carbon Capture programme we are so proud to be part of.

We are now six months into the year and so far 2016 has proven to be a very productive year for the Woodland Trust and we are proud to be a part of that.

Firstly who are the Woodland Trust?
The Woodland Trust are the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, they are the leading voice for woods and trees. The trust campaign to protect precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. They create new native woodland around the UK with the help of communities, schools, organizations and individuals. In the last six months alone, the Woodland Trust have overseen the conservation of hundreds of wooded areas across the country and the planting of thousands of native species of trees. In doing so they have helped to restore some of the country’s natural beauty as well as helping to detoxify air and soil pollution; whilst at the same time aiding animals such as various butterfly species, pine martins, bats and many more.

So how do we help?
Through Premier’s Carbon Capture® scheme we are able to capture the CO2 emissions from the production and distribution of paper purchases. By doing this we contribute financially to the Woodland Trust and their conservation projects throughout the UK. Our dedication to the Woodland Trust is part of our pledge for a greener more sustainable future for the UK for generations to come.


Tree of the Month : Buckthorn

Buckthorn Tree
Also as a bit of fun, on each edition of our Carbon Capture Programme we will be naming our tree of the month, this month we have chose the Buckthorn!

Buckthorn was introduced into North America as an ornamental landscaping plant, but has naturalised and become a problem in parts of Canada and the United States, as its dense growth crowds out native plants. Named after the laxative effects its berries induce when eaten, purging buckthorn is a small, spiny tree native to England and Wales and throughout Europe. Mature trees can grow to a height of 10m, with grey-brown bark and spiny branches. The leaf buds are conical and black-brown in colour, and form on long stalks.

Buckthorn is dioecious, meaning male and female flowers are found on different trees. Flowers are yellow-green with four petals, and are pollinated by insects. Purging buckthorn is the main food plant of the brimstone butterfly, whose caterpillars eat the leaves. Its flowers provide a source of pollen and nectar for bees and other insects. Its dense growth makes it a valuable nesting site for birds.

At Datum, we are proud of our ongoing commitment to respecting the environment and conducting our business in a way that is at once ethical, sustainable and responsible, an ongoing commitment to our ISO14001 accreditation. Below is a copy of the certificate showing the amount of new tree planting we at Datum created in the first 3 months of the year.

Woodland Trust Certificate