Reading List

These links explain the model and principles of Oak Offset

The Allometry and Growth of Trees in the UK illustrates how british woodland trees develop, absorbing CO2 and providing other benefits. English Oak trees achieve a radial growth rate of 2.2 cm per year, and an average height growth rate of 50 cm per year. They are not slow growing trees!


Natural England's Guide to Hedgerow Trees answers the common questions about maintaining existing, and creating new hedgerow trees, and their effects on the surrounding countryside, and beyond. 


Devon Climate Emergency  is endorsed by Oak Offset. It aims to reduce emmisions, and mitigate the effects of climate change.


The Miyawaki Method  is a Japanese planting method for high-density, fast-growing miniture forests. Oak Offset has planted a small experimental site, with willow, birch, oak and poplar, giving four distinct growth rates and forest layers. Planting density is 4 trees per square metre (40,000 trees per hectare!), and success depends on sufficient ground water in the first two seasons. Site selection is therefore important, as is weed inhibition until trees are established.


The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land specifically links the benefits of local organisations involvment with projects to mitigate climate change. Oak Offset connects people and organisations, to local planting.

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It is all about planting trees.


The English Oak supports more species than any other UK tree, and thrive along side all other native species.


Trees reduce surface water runoff and erosion. An oak can absorb 300 litres of water each day, filtering and evaporating, and locking up CO2.


Oak trees absorb carbon and release oxygen through photosynthesis. Trees also remove particulate pollution in urban environments.