BIG starts small
Little Free Trees
The world is going through a lot right now. Little Free Trees is one small way you can help tilt the balance in a positive direction.
Each Little Free Tree is a small miracle in so far as it helps reduce pollution, produces oxygen, creates food for us through it's fruit and provides a home to wildlife, all of which help our environment thrive.
Based in Totnes, Devon, Little Free Trees was founded by Nick Cheshire of Indigo Daydream. The little saplings are all donated and sourced from Devon based tree farm, Bowhayes Trees and given away throughout Devon and around the UK to coincide with each single Indigo Daydream release.
Little Free Trees is a non-profit organisation dedicated to giving away and planting trees. Lots and lots of trees! This planet is our home. We have to look after it together. Planting a tree is a small gesture of kindness that will grow and give back to the planet for years to come. Providing oxygen, absorbing CO2, encouraging biodiversity and making the world more beautiful in the process. Little Free Trees was created by Indigo Daydream.
During the course of 2022 we'll be giving away several hundred little free trees across the UK, mainly focused in the South West. Look out for little free trees around Totnes from 17th - 24th June.
We have a wide variety of tree species to give away. In most cases they are very young cuttings/saplings being planted in the ground for the first time. Each Little Free Trees is potted and has a little card attached. All you have to do is plant it, love it and watch it grow!
It’s well known that trees reduce global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But did you know they also have a fantastic range of other benefits? Here are just a few of them...
Wildlife and biodiversity
Trees provide both a home and a sustainable food source for hundreds of wildlife species. From birds and butterflies to bees and bats and lots of other creatures that don't start with the letter b!
By planting a tree, you're not just helping the planet recover from the effects of climate change, you're also a home builder for weary animals, insects and birds.
Trees reduce pollution by trapping dust, smoke and pollen. That can have a huge effect on your health and overall comfort, from reducing asthma symptoms to allowing you to enjoy the summer without itchy eyes.
Cool down your town
Buildings and roads absorb the sun's heat and make cities much warmer. The evaporation from a single tree has the power of 10 room-size air conditioners working 20 hours a day, significantly cooling our urban environment.
These days, this one is of great importance. Planting trees improves water quality and prevents topsoil from washing away, reducing the risk of flooding.