Plant a tree – Day 8 of 30 Days Wild

Day 8 of 30 Days Wild was something I actually did a couple of years ago which was plant a tree.

I’ve grown this oak tree from an acorn I found on my local patch.

When fully grown an oak tree can support over 200 different types of insects, hundreds of lichens, not to mention the birds that feed on those insects or nest in the branches.

I found this fact which shows how much we need trees.

“A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs./year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.”​

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About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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