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One thing all Canopy & Stars holidays have in common is the chance to get outdoors and immerse yourself in nature, in fact it’s part of what makes each holiday so special. We get so much good from nature, we felt it was only right to give something back.

So, in the summer of 2016 we set out on a nature mission: to plant as many trees as possible while encouraging everyone to benefit from quality time outdoors. Here's how we got on… 

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It’s great to get out into the countryside, but we believe you shouldn’t have to go far to see the wonder of nature. That’s why we’re working with Trees for Cities to bring a bit of the outdoors closer to your front doors.

We've found over two-thirds of city dwellers wish they could spend more time in nature; in reality half spend less than an hour a day near trees. Science proves that being outdoors, surrounded by nature is good for you yet none of us do it enough.

For every booking we took during July, August and September 2016, we donated £2.00 to plant trees in urban areas across the UK. We also offered guests the chance to match this donation when they booked one of our amazing spaces.

In three months we raised £11,514, enough to plant 2,093 trees, protecting species diversity and cleaning the air around us. Later this year we’ll be taking the Canopy & Stars team out of the office and on the road to get their hands mucky and get planting. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date.

 

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It’s great to get out into the countryside, but we believe you shouldn’t have to go far to see the wonder of nature. That’s why we’re working with Trees for Cities to bring a bit of the outdoors closer to your front doors.

We've found over two-thirds of city dwellers wish they could spend more time in nature; in reality half spend less than an hour a day near trees. Science proves that being outdoors, surrounded by nature is good for you yet none of us do it enough.

For every booking we took during July, August and September 2016, we donated £2.00 to plant trees in urban areas across the UK. We also offered guests the chance to match this donation when they booked one of our amazing spaces.

In three months we raised £11,514, enough to plant 2,093 trees, protecting species diversity and cleaning the air around us. Later this year we’ll be taking the Canopy & Stars team out of the office and on the road to get their hands mucky and get planting. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date.

 

See why trees are so important
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In addition to donating money to make our urban areas greener, we encouraged everyone to get outdoors and show some nature appreciation with a simple gesture; a tree hug. As well as good fun, we also discovered that wrapping your arms around a tree makes you happier and healthier. As if that wasn’t reason enough, we offered an amazing week-long “holiday in the trees” to one person who sent us proof of their #treehug.

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Ethan Johns will soon be off on a week-long adventure staying at The Arc in Cambridgeshire, Bramblewood Yurt near Bath before a final night of luxury at Lime Treehouse in Worcestershire. Transport will be taken care of by Co Wheels in one of their eco or low emission cars.

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Not everyone is lucky enough to be sleeping in a treehouse or within reaching distance of an oak, so for those caught up in the city sprawl we’ve put together a special guide to get you outdoors and get you (quite literally) feeling the good stuff. We’ve picked out five UK cities and hugged low and high to find each city's five most famous trees.

We’ve created each guide using Google Maps so you can easily find your way to a swift tree hug on your lunchbreak, on your way to the shops or even plot a route to tackle all five on a family day out.

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DO YOU AGREE?

In our quest to find out what it is about nature (and indeed our holidays) that makes everyone so happy, we surveyed over 2,000 people and enlisted the help of Dr Miles Richardson, an expert on the physcological effects of the outdoors.

Download our report The Nature Report: Benefits Of The Great Outdoors and find out how the outdoors makes us happier and healthier.