TSB - Carbon Offsetting

TSB Mortgages

Helping carbon offset house moves by planting trees across the United Kingdom

Every day in the UK each of us contributes to climate change through our daily activities - whether it's driving, working, watching TV, shopping or taking a holiday. Almost everything we do will affect our carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions.

Your Carbon Footprint represents the amount of CO 2 you produce each year. The lower your Carbon Footprint, the smaller your contribution to Climate Change.

When moving home, a typical removal lorry/large van emits up to 1.3kg CO2 per mile.

So for a house move that takes place over a distance of 100 miles for example (taking into account the journey to the old property, then the move to the new property and finally the return to the depot), that’s a total carbon emission of 130kgs just for the transport alone.

TSB are committed to supporting the environment and that’s why, for every house purchase mortgage they provide, they have asked for us to plant a tree
.

EFORESTS plant trees from the tip of Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands

The key benefit of planting a tree is that over its lifetime (typically around 100 years) it will absorb on average 500kgs carbon dioxide (CO2) - enough to offset the transport carbon footprint linked to a house move and possibly more (e.g. initial travel for viewing properties). The trees also improve air quality and provide an invaluable habitat for wildlife.

We're planting trees in three woodlands in England, Scotland and Wales to reflect where you purchased your home.


England - Thameside Nature Park, Essex

Thameside Nature Park is situated on the Thames Estuary close to Tilbury and Stanford-le-Hope and has far-reaching views across the river.

Oak trees at Thameside Nature Park, Essex
Newly planted oak trees in the existing woodland at Thameside Nature Park.
The trees are small in their first year but will soon outgrow their protective shelters
.

The tree species that have been planted on the site include:

Blackthorn
Cherry Plum
Common Alder
Common Dog Wood
Crab Apple
Goat Willow
Grey Willow
Hawthorn
Hazel
Holly
Hornbeam
Oak
Osier Willow
Rowan
Silver Birch


To find out more about this woodland, visit the Thameside Nature Park page.


Scotland - Konydart, Western Highlands

Knoydart, in the West Highlands of Scotland, is renowned for its stunning beauty, rugged grandeur and blissful tranquillity.

Tree planting at Knoydart, ScotlandNewly planted trees in the existing woodland, overlooking Loch Nevis.
The trees are small in their first year but will soon outgrow their protective shelters.


To find out more about this woodland, visit the Knoydart page.


Wales - Long Wood Community Woodland, Lampeter

Long Wood Community Woodland, Wales is a social enterprise in based in South West Wales. Established in 2003 the woodland is managed for timber sales and as a recreational facility on a not for profit basis ensuring sustainable community focused development of the woodland as a commercial, educational and recreational community owned asset.

Long Wood Community Woodland, Wales
Long Wood Community Woodland


The tree species that have been planted on the site include:


Oak
Sessile Oak

To find out more about this woodland, visit the Long Wood Community Woodland page.


Questions?

Can I visit my tree? When will it be planted? How big are the trees when they're planted?

Answers to these questions and many more are available on the Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.