In 2015 we collaborated with the charity Red Rose Forest to establish a new initiative called City of Trees, with the Mission to “plant a tree for every person in Greater Manchester within a generation”. We are supporting City of Trees to do this through the following major programmes:
- The Northern Forest: a 25 year vision to plant 50 million trees spanning the North from Liverpool to Hull;
- Collaborating with the Woodland Trust at the Smithills Estate in Bolton, to enhance this regional visitor destination;
- Creating an urban forest at City Forest Park in Salford, Bury and Bolton, of 330 hectares of green spaces and woods;
- Supporting the Bee Network with improved planting, awareness raising and management, delivered by local communities;
- Collaboration with the RHS Bridgewater Garden in Salford to deliver events and develop planting projects alongside the local community;
- Plus: workplace wellbeing programmes, neighbourhood woodland regeneration, orchard creation and street tree planting.