Field Maple Tree Sapling
Let love grow with your own Field Maple tree. The bark is light brown and flaky, and twigs are slender and brown and develop a corky bark with age. Small, grey leaf buds grow on long stems. After pollination by insects, flowers develop into large, winged fruits which are dispersed by wind. Field Maples can live for up to 350 years!
Our tree saplings come with a hand personalised card which make these a perfect gift to send to a friend or loved one. With 3 different card designs to choose from, our tree saplings are a great present to send for any occasion, or just to show someone you care and about them and the future of our planet.
As advocates of promoting sustainability and carbon offsetting, we’re beyond excited to be introducing our Tree Saplings to our product range and becoming further invested in solidifying the positive future of the beautiful environment we utilise and enjoy daily.
Mature Size: Your Field Maple tree will grow up to 20 metres tall.
Value To Wildlife: your Field Maple is attractive to aphids and their predators, including many species of ladybird, hoverfly and bird. Lots of species of moth, such as the mocha, feed on its leaves.
Uses: Traditional uses include wood-turning and carving. Its wood is also popular for making musical instruments, particulary harps
Eco-Info: As this tree matures it can consume 48 pounds carbon dioxide a year, and will release enough oxygen for you to breathe for two years. It's estimated once planted, your tree will sequester approximately 250kg of carbon dioxide in above-ground biomass, over a period of 100 years.
We all have a role to play in the fight against climate change. The collection of our actions, no matter how small, can have a profound impact when combined with thousands of others wanting to make a difference. By being mindful of the choices we make and their consequence on the environment, we can not only reduce our own carbon footprint but also build demand and influence the creation for more climate-protecting policies, practices and products around the world.
Through our Green Matters commitments we are committed to reducing our impact on the planet. When we have been discussing this aim at Whistlefish HQ, planting trees was a consistent desire for the whole team. We wanted to find a way to help offset our carbon footprint that dovetailed with our FSC approved paper and provided our customers with an opportunity to offset their footprint at the same time.
Planting is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions. Through photosynthesis, trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood. Our brand-new exciting Tree Sapling Gifts will provide you with the opportunity to work towards your own carbon offsetting goals or encourage others around you to do so.