Local business gives Manchester trees some ‘TREE-LC’

11 July 2016

Volunteers from Randall Thorp Landscape Architects joined the City of Trees team to give some much-needed TLC to street trees on Chepstow Street, in Manchester City Centre.

Five enthusiastic volunteers joined the City of Trees team on Thursday 7 July, helping to clear away weeds from the trees, giving them a new lease of life.

The trees were first planted in March 2012, part funded by the Viridor Street Trees programme in partnership with City of Trees and Manchester City Council.

The Gingko biloba trees have been planted in a specially designed trench, overlaid with permeable block-paving, which enables trees to be planted in paved areas whilst allowing rainwater to seep down to the roots.

By clearing weeds and other plants away, the trees can access more water and oxygen, helping them to grow better and keeping them healthy.

A representative from Randall Thorp Landscape Architects commented; “Volunteering for Manchester City of Trees was a fun and rewarding experience for the Randall Thorp team. As landscape architects we understand the importance of trees in the city, and we felt this was a great opportunity to support this exciting movement and the City we’re part of.”

Pete Stringer, from the City of Trees team adds: “Trees are often viewed as a ‘nice to have’ but they provide a whole range of significant benefits to both people and the environment.

Trees are crucially important to urban areas – which is why as City of Trees we’re planning on planting more of them, and protecting the ones we have”.

If your staff, clients or customers would be interested in volunteering with us, find out more.