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BLOG: Beat the January blues with a woodland walk

16 January 2019

The first few weeks of January can be fairly miserable after the excitement of Christmas and New Year, with a lack of daylight and cold weather. However, ever since the winter solstice on December 21, our days are slowly getting longer, even though it doesn't feel like it just yet. 

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BLOG: Tree Dressing Day

29 November 2018

Since 1990, our communities have come together in celebration of our leafy friends on Tree Dressing Day which takes place the first weekend of December. It is all about remembering and appreciating what our trees do for us. We can then make a fuss of our favourite trees by trimming them with colourful decorations.

Tree Charter pole takes root on the Irwell Sculpture Trail

13 November 2018

A 15 ft high hand carved solid oak pole representing the Tree Charter’s ‘Make Trees Accessible to All’ principle has been unveiled at Drinkwater Park in Bury ahead of the first National Tree Charter Day on 24 November.

School unveils role Manchester played in World War One

6 November 2018

This Friday pupils from Wright Robinson College in Gorton will display their work at Heroes Wood – Greater Manchester’s first ever memorial woodland

BLOG: Manchester Black Poplars: A tall tale of how a city got it’s very own tree

5 November 2018

Ahead of National Tree Week, City of Trees shares the fascinating history behind the Native Black or ‘Manchester’ Poplar which grew out of the industrial revolution. Once a familiar site, and one of few trees to survive the heavy pollution, these Manchester-marvels are now a much rarer find!

National Tree Week Heroes

1 November 2018

Ahead of National Tree Week we’re celebrating some of our tree planting heroes! Support our #NationalTreeWeekHeroes campaign by donating £10 to help plant a tree. Donate online or text ROOT10 £10 to 70070. 

‘Trees for Learning’ takes root

31 October 2018

Ahead of National Tree Week, City of Trees has been sowing new saplings with schools across Greater Manchester.

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