Refurbed’s Partnership with Reforest Nation: Why planting native Irish trees is important

by Pádraig Power, on Jan 9, 2024

At refurbed, sustainability is at the core of our business. We are committed to reducing electronic waste and minimising the carbon footprint associated with the production of new devices. To further our sustainability efforts, refurbed partners with Reforest Nation, a tree-planting NGO dedicated to restoring and preserving Ireland's natural landscapes. Through this partnership, refurbed.ie’s customers supports the planting of native trees, which not only beautify Ireland’s environment, but also offer numerous environmental benefits.

Native Irish tree planting to enhance local ecosystems.

Sustainability and our partnership with Reforest Nation

At refurbed, sustainability is at the core of our business. We are committed to reducing electronic waste and minimising the carbon footprint associated with the production of new devices. To further our sustainability efforts, refurbed partners with Reforest Nation, a tree-planting NGO dedicated to restoring and preserving Ireland's natural landscapes. Through this partnership, refurbed.ie’s customers supports the planting of native trees, which not only beautify Ireland’s environment, but also offer numerous environmental benefits.

Below, we will break down the environmental benefits of five of the native tree species that Reforest Nation plants around Ireland, with the help of refurbed customers.

Five Native Trees Planted by Reforest Nation; and how they help Ireland’s climate efforts:

  1. Oak Tree:
    • Environmental Benefits:
      • Oak trees absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide, helping to mitigate climate change.
      • They provide habitat and food for various wildlife species, promoting biodiversity.
      • Oak wood is highly valued for its strength and durability, making it a sustainable material choice.
  2. Birch Tree:
    • Environmental Benefits:
      • Birch trees are pioneer species that can grow in challenging environments, helping to stabilise soil and prevent erosion.
      • They have a high transpiration rate, which contributes to local humidity and helps regulate the climate.
      • Birch trees support a range of insects and birds, enhancing local ecosystems.
  3. Rowan Tree:
    • Environmental Benefits:
      • Rowan trees produce vibrant berries that are a valuable food source for birds and small mammals.
      • Their dense foliage provides shade and shelter for other plants and animals.
      • Rowan trees are known for their resilience and adaptability to different soil types.
  4. Hazel Tree:
    • Environmental Benefits:
      • Hazel trees produce delicious nuts that are enjoyed by both humans and wildlife.
      • Their root systems help prevent soil erosion and improve water quality.
      • Hazel wood is commonly used in traditional crafts, promoting sustainable and local industries.
  5. Alder Tree:
    • Environmental Benefits:
      • Alder trees have nitrogen-fixing properties, enriching the soil and improving its fertility.
      • They create a suitable habitat for aquatic species, as their fallen leaves provide food for aquatic insects and microorganisms.
      • Alder wood is resistant to decay, making it a valuable resource for construction and woodworking.

Volunteers planting native Irish trees at a Reforest Nation planting day.

Volunteers planting native Irish trees at a Reforest Nation planting day.

Have we shown you the importance of native tree reforestation?

At refurbed, we believe in the power of sustainable actions to make a positive impact on the environment. Our partnership with Reforest Nation and the native tree reforestation efforts in Ireland are a testament to our commitment. By planting native Irish trees, we are proud that our customers are not only beautifying Ireland’s landscapes, but also contributing to the preservation of Ireland's unique ecosystem. These trees absorb carbon dioxide, promote biodiversity, prevent soil erosion, and provide habitats for various wildlife species. With refurbed and Reforest Nation, together we are making a difference and creating a greener, more sustainable future for Ireland.


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