Surrey heating co-op’s woodland scheme entices rare butterfly to return

Surrey heating co-op’s woodland scheme entices rare butterfly to return

Scheme that uses locally harvested woodchip to heat homes of retired sailors yields biodiversity benefits

A low-carbon co-operative that heats the homes of retired sailors has helped one of Britain’s rarest butterflies return to a nearby wood.

Springbok Sustainable Wood Heat Co-operative is a unique scheme using woodchip harvested from woodland within yards of 49 households in Surrey to provide heating and hot water.

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