Become a partner

There are a number of ways you can get involved in City of Trees as a partner, whatever the size, scale or type of your organisation.

Benefits of becoming a partner in City of Trees

  • Further your CSR and environmental commitments
  • Play a role in greening Greater Manchester and reap the benefits trees bring 
  • Contribute to making Greater Manchester more resilient to climate change
  • Involve your group, staff, clients and customers in our volunteering opportunities
  • Share and celebrate your successes via our wide network
  • Be part of an ever-growing powerful movement with a number of key partners
  • Help provide an essential home for wildlife

To find out more about what it means to become a partner in the City of Trees movement contact Sarah on 0161 872 1660; or email sarah@cityoftrees.org.uk

 

Why become a partner in City of Trees?

Find out how you can work with us and the different ways your organisation can be involved in the movement. 

Property developers
  • Incorporate more trees within your development to add value
  • Work with us to add the right trees, in the right place, at the right time
  • Green adjoining areas to set the scene for your development
  • Use trees as a sustainable draining system
  • Play your part in supporting wider City Centre greening
  • Use your commitment to City of Trees principles as part of planning applications for high quality green developments
  • We offer employee volunteering opportunities as well as bespoke green CSR days for both clients and staff

 


Social Housing Providers
  • Incorporate more trees into your estate bringing a number of direct benefits
  • Bring existing problem woodland into management for use by communities
  • Involve your residents in caring for trees and woods
  • Increase the value of your stock by adding more trees to estates
  • Tell us about planting and woodland management opportunities and we can help to seek funds to enable projects to happen

Land, environment and planning professionals
  • Attending talks and sessions can help with your CPD
  • We offer employee volunteering opportunities as well as bespoke green CSR days for both clients and staff
  • Work with us to ensure our cities and towns benefit from urban greening initiatives and trees

Businesses and companies

Schools
  • We can help green your school grounds/estate
  • Use trees as a sustainable draining system for playgrounds, car parks etc 
  • Work with us to develop forest school areas and initiatives 
  • We can manage your existing trees and woodland 
  • We can work with your pupils on a wide range of exciting and fun projects such as seed sowing, craft activities, storytelling, apple pressing and much more 

Land and woodland owners
  • Tell us if you have land that trees can be planted on or woodland that needs managing; we may have funds to support 
  • We can offer advice and support to help you look after your existing tree assets
  • We offer free resources such as how to create a farm woodland 

Local authorities and councils
  • Tell us if you have land that trees can be planted on or woodland that needs managing; we may have funds to support
  • Greening up towns and cities have a huge number of benefits to residents and the community from health and wellbeing to economic
  • We can offer advice and support to help you look after your existing tree and woodland assets
  • Ensure you consider trees, and urban greening into new developments and regeneration plans to reap the benefits they bring
  • By building in trees and the natural environment into all relevant strategies, policies and delivery plans - including climate change, resilience, regeneration, transport, education and health – you will ensure your town or city becomes the best it can be 

Retailers
  • Boost the image and appearance of the local area
  • Help to increase shopper footfall and spend - research has shown that shoppers stay longer in greener shopping areas and spend more money
  • Promote your support to customers and key stakeholders 
  • We offer employee volunteering opportunities as well as bespoke green CSR days for both clients and staff

Greater Manchester Family
  • By building City of Trees into plans and strategies including Climate Change, Local Nature Partnership, growth, infrastructure, resources/funding, transport, health etc. you can help ensure the region is the best it can be
  • City of Trees as a good way to communicate with local people about the environment and engage with them about practical action
  • We offer employee volunteering opportunities as well as bespoke green CSR days for both clients and staff

Community groups and charities
  • Help share your successes with a wide range of partners and the public – getting your message out there
  • Apply for potential funding we may have
  • We can give support, advice, information and potentially equipment and resources to your project or initiative 
  • Access our wide network of volunteers