11 October 2016
City of Trees’ Heritage Trees project aims to celebrate, record and protect our local tree heritage - the trees, woodlands, hedgerows and orchards which are part of the fabric of our towns and cities - and is encouraging the public to share their tree story.
Earlier this year, as part of Heritage Trees, a unique interactive online database was launched, showcasing people's stories, memories and photographs of their local tree heritage - as well as maps showing where to find trees of interest at www.heritagetrees.org.uk.
Thousands of stories have already been captured, and now we're encouraging people to share theirs.
Beth Kelsall from City of Trees says; “Trees are often viewed as just a ‘nice to have’ but they provide a whole range of significant benefits to both people and the environment.
“We hope by encouraging people to share their story, it will show how important trees, woodlands and wildlife are and why we need to plant more of them, and protect the ones we have”.
Watch the video below on some of the stories that have been shared already and share your story via the Heritage Trees website.