14 February 2020
City of Trees calls for tree planting totals ahead of hope to reach half a million trees planted in Greater Manchester by March 2020.
The ‘Big Tree Count’ campaign encourages organisations, individuals and groups to share what trees they have planted.
The campaign has been running for a number of years and calls on all those who have helped new trees take root across Greater Manchester over the tree planting season (November 2018 - March 2020)
City of Trees aims to plant 3 million trees over the next generation – one for every man, woman and child in Greater Manchester and wants to create towns and cities that are greener, happier and healthier.
The charity is also part of the Northern Forest, am ambitious plan to plant 50 million trees stretching from Liverpool to Hull.
Part of their mission is to find out what tree planting is happening across the region and the campaign captures the great work being done, from individuals planting a fruit tree in their garden to encourage wildlife, to housing associations creating community spaces.
Will Fitzpatrick, City of Trees, comments; "This is an exciting landmark in City of Trees' history as we are set to reach half a million trees planted in Greater Manchester since 2016.
He adds; “City of Trees is a movement, and it's fantastic to see so many people come together and help plant more trees which are crucially needed in this state of climate emergency".
As a way of thanking people for sharing their tree planting totals, City of Trees are running ‘A Tree for A Tree’ scheme which will see them supply a new sapling for every tree that has already been planted, subject to terms and conditions. They are also offering free wildflower seed packs.