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City of Trees

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:

Street view of Hilton with tree
  1. The Northern Forest: a 25 year vision to plant 50 million trees spanning the North from Liverpool to Hull;
  2. Collaborating with the Woodland Trust at the Smithills Estate in Bolton, to enhance this regional visitor destination;
  3. Creating an urban forest at City Forest Park in Salford, Bury and Bolton, of 330 hectares of green spaces and woods;
  4. Supporting the Bee Network with improved planting, awareness raising and management, delivered by local communities;
  5. Collaboration with the RHS Bridgewater Garden in Salford to deliver events and develop planting projects alongside the local community;
  6. Plus: workplace wellbeing programmes, neighbourhood woodland regeneration, orchard creation and street tree planting.