Looking to plant trees?

Trees and woods now play an ever-more important role addressing the climate emergency and aiding green recovery.

They create healthier, happier communities, tackle climate change, reconnect our children to the natural world, and provide essential habitats for wildlife. Trees and woods ensure our urban areas are economically, socially and environmentally more sustainable and resilient. The arguments for trees are clear, and the best time to act is now.

Read on for more information about how you can get trees planted on your land.

We'd love to work with you to plant trees - get in touch to discuss.
Contact Kevin Wigley, Operations Manager | kevin@cityoftrees.org.uk | 0161 872 1660

 

Where do we plant trees?

As the community forest for Greater Manchester we work across all the 10 boroughs as well as delivering projects on the fringes of the city region.

We are also part of a national network of community forestry organisations across England. Find out more about England’s Community Forests at - www.communityforest-trust.org 

Our team plant trees in both rural and urban areas, creating wildlife corridors between cities and towns, greening up school grounds as well as helping to combat flooding and capture carbon by planting trees in upland areas.

As there is such a wide range of sites that can be suitable for tree planting, we would love to hear about any sites that have potential. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • School grounds
  • Parks and public gardens
  • Farmland or agricultural sites
  • Former landfill sites
  • Nature reserves
  • Agricultural land
  • Sports grounds

There is no minimum size of area required so if you think your land is suitable, please get in touch and our expert team can advise what may be possible.

Who do we work with?

We work with individuals and groups from all areas and sectors – public or private - from schools, local authorities, housing associations, developers and farmers.

We also work with businesses that may have land or just want to support tree planting.

What types of trees do we plant?

Our expert team will look at each individual site and assess it’s planting potential with our ethos being ‘the right tree in the right place’.  We will discuss our recommendations with you as well as doing various checks on the land to ensure its suitability for trees.

Benefits of working with us

  • Funding for trees – On larger planting schemes the cost of the trees, all other materials and contractor costs could be covered
  • Design, planning and delivery – Our experienced team can collaborate with you to design, co-ordinate and deliver the tree planting. However if you wanted to deliver this yourself, you  may be able to access funding 
  • Long-term maintenance – With all our schemes we put in place an extensive maintenance and management programme supported by our Citizen Forester volunteers