About City of Trees

City of Trees is an innovative and exciting movement, set to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape by restoring underused, unloved woodland and planting a tree for every person that lives in the City Region, within a generation.

We believe that trees are essential to the future of our towns and cities, and a City of Trees is one that is healthier, more resilient and more prosperous. Find out more about the benefits of trees.

This ambitious movement is securing a much greener, more resilient and pleasant environment that everyone can enjoy. You can find out more about the history of the movement on our timeline.

Our goals

  • 3 million trees planted, one for every person across Greater Manchester
  • 2,000 hectares of unmanaged woodland brought back into use for the community
  • Connect people to the trees and woods around them

What we do 

At it's heart City of Trees is a movement, bringing people, organisations and companies together to green Greater Manchester. We also deliver a number of projects on the ground throughout the region focussed around; planting trees and managing woodlands; urban orchards; school projects, and GreenStreets (planting street trees; greening grey streets).

You can find out about our projects under City of Trees in action.

The City of Trees movement has been instigated by The Oglesby Charitable Trust and Community Forest Trust, the charitable organisation that supports the delivery of the City of Trees movement. CFT is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee. Registered in England no. 3598556. Charity registration 1072706.​

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