Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Manchester, England, aims to be City of Trees

The Northern England City of Manchester has embarked on an ambitious project to plant at least one tree for every person in its three million population over the next 25 years. To paraphrase their website,  City of Trees ,  this is an innovative and exciting movement, set to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape by restoring underused, unloved woodland and planting a tree for every man, woman and child that lives in this post-industrial City Region.

Please visit their website and consider helping, either locally if you are lucky to live in this fantastic part of the world, or perhaps by a donation.

The pioneers  believe that trees are essential to the future of our towns and cities, and a City of Trees is one that is healthier, more resilient and more prosperous. Here is a link with more about the benefits of trees.

Initiated by The Oglesby Charitable Trust, and Community Forest Trust, the charitable organisation that supports the delivery of City of Trees, this ambitious movement is securing a much greener, more resilient and pleasant environment that everyone can enjoy. You can find out more about the history of the movement on our timeline.
Their goals
  • 3 million trees planted, one for every man, woman and child across Greater Manchester
  • 2,000 hectares of unmanaged woodland brought back into a productive state
  • Connect people to the trees and woods around them


The movement

A City of Trees will mean great things for Greater Manchester and you can help to make it happen!

City of Trees is being spearheaded by a number of committed partners and to realise their vision they need companies, organisations and individuals from across Greater Manchester to come together.

If you are an individual you can get involved in a number of different ways - whether that’s coming along to one of our events, helping to plant a tree, or simply keeping in touch with them.

If you are a company, community group or organisation you can become a partner in the movement.http://www.cityoftrees.org.uk/donate