City of Trees is an innovative and exciting movement set to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape by transforming underused, unloved woodland and planting a tree for every man, woman and child who lives there, within a generation.

A City of Trees will mean great things for Greater Manchester and you can help to make it happen.


Events at Smithills

Taking place throughout the year

Citizen Forester: Monthly volunteering sessions

Thursday, 10 January, 2019 - 10:00

Mindfulness in Nature

Friday, 11 January, 2019 - 10:30 to Saturday, 12 January, 2019 - 12:30


First government-funded tree of Northern Forest takes root

6 December 2018

Forestry minister David Rutley joined the Woodland Trust, Community Forest Trust, government Tree Champion Sir William Worsley and students from St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Radcliffe, Bury where they began the planting of 200 saplings as part of the government’s £5.7m investment.

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