Since 1990, our communities have come together in celebration of our leafy friends on Tree Dressing Day which takes place the first weekend of December. It is all about remembering and appreciating what our trees do for us. We can then make a fuss of our favourite trees by trimming them with colourful decorations.
A 15 ft high hand carved solid oak pole representing the Tree Charter’s ‘Make Trees Accessible to All’ principle has been unveiled at Drinkwater Park in Bury ahead of the first National Tree Charter Day on 24 November.
Ahead of National Tree Week, City of Trees shares the fascinating history behind the Native Black or ‘Manchester’ Poplar which grew out of the industrial revolution. Once a familiar site, and one of few trees to survive the heavy pollution, these Manchester-marvels are now a much rarer find!