Planting their own future: Andy Burnham helps Bolton pupils plant first site of 120 mile new Northern Forest.

14 March 2018

School children, spades at the ready, are this week turning out in force to play a hands on role in creating a greener landscape for their future. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham joined them on Wednesday 14 March to plant trees at Smithills, the first site of the ground-breaking new Northern Forest.

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BLOG: Why are urban green environments important for the UK’s bird population?

12 February 2017

Recent reports suggest that around a third of Britain’s woodland bird species have declined over the past decade, mainly due to habitat loss, fragmentation and intensive land management. So how exactly is habitat loss affecting UK birds – and why can tree planting projects in urban areas help to boost populations?

Tree planting celebrates 100th year anniversary of the RAF

8 February 2018

City of Trees, alongside cadets from the Greater Manchester Wing of the Air Training Corps planted300 trees to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

Ordsall orchard takes root

23 January 2018

City of Trees has helped to create a network of ten community orchards across the City of Salford.

Government backs ambitious new Northern Forest plans for 50 million trees

8 January 2018

The Woodland Trust and the Community Forests have won Government support for their plans to create an exciting new Northern Forest that will comprise of over 50 million trees, planted over 25 years and stretching from Liverpool across to Hull with the M62 as its spine.

Join the team: New volunteering opportunities

21 December 2017

We’re recruiting for a number of new volunteers – a great way to get involved with growing more trees for Greater Manchester and beat the January blues.

Pupils take the classroom outdoors

13 December 2017

City of Trees and the Woodland Trust have been helping schools across Greater Manchester take the classroom outdoors engaging over 700 pupils, planting over 2,600 trees.