Tree-V are an automotive carbon balancing company specialising in making sure anything with wheels and even tracks, especially historic vehicles, keep it green for every mile they travel. Through the planting and protection of forestry in the UK and beyond they help their customers balance out the emissions from journeys or vehicles where going EV is not viable.
Founded by a family of classic car enthusiasts (in fact they were inspired to set up Tree-V when buying Myrtle, their Morris Minor) they're passionate about the environment and driving in equal measure and are determined to provide a way for their fellow enthusiasts to enjoy their vehicles, while remaining conscious of the environment.
Working together, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and Tree-V established a carbon capture scheme designed especially for the historic vehicle community and have been planting trees in Tom's Wood in North Yorkshire since 2021. This has allowed hundreds of individuals to carbon capture their yearly mileage as well as numerous clubs to tackle the carbon footprint of events they run, FBHVC clubs have planted thousands of trees to ensure everything from rallies to static shows are green. Alongside individuals and clubs, a wide cross section of the FBHVC family are making use of the scheme. Many of our museum members; Brooklands Museum, Transport Museum Wythall, the National Motor Museum and Dundee Museum of Transport have got involved, carbon balancing their collections, their events and in some cases even their staff and volunteer miles. Many of our traders, such as Rally the Globe, Genus IT and British Racing Motors are also playing their part.
Why is it important the historic vehicle community tackles their carbon footprint?
Having a green scheme that everyone in the historic vehicle community can make use of gives us an incredibly potent tool as we work with lawmakers and the public to ensure our vehicles can thrive on tomorrow’s roads. By uniting and having a cumulative impact on the environment with our green efforts we are able to demonstrate we're a responsible community and more importantly open a conversation on the relatively" small, real-world impact of our vehicles on the environment. As we all know, we attract a lot of attention when out and about and we hope, by embracing a scheme such as the one delivered by Tree-V in partnership with the Federation it demonstrates wedeserve to be using yesterday’s vehicles on tomorrow's roads.
You can find out more about how the scheme works here and sign up to carbon balance your vehicle here. if you're a club wishing to discuss a bespoke approach to an event then please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to help.