Gloucestershire county council has recently been awarded £300k from the Woodland Trust for planting trees in the county and developing a programme to maintain them, however finding enough space to put the trees is the next vital step. The council is now looking for landowners to come forward and offer land to plant approximately 360,000 trees over the next three years.
As trees grow, they help to reduce the impact of climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, which is driving global warming, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
Now, a joint bid with the Local Nature Partnership to plant more trees in Gloucestershire has been given £299,960 from the Emergency Tree Fund Grant Scheme run by the Woodland Trust. The money will go towards planting more trees in Gloucestershire over the next three years, contributing to the county council’s individual aim of planting one million trees by 2030.
Are you a landowner who can help? Contact the county council’s climate change team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To read more about our approach for trees please visit https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/climate-change/climate-change-what-is-the-councils-approach/trees/