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BLOG: Forage & Feast June

I am in a great mood at the moment, maybe it is that the sun has finally been shining or maybe its the fact that I’m getting married in a few days, who knows! To celebrate, I have three plants for you this month. Two are edible species, one to look for close to home and one to look for if you are enjoying this lovely weather nearer the coast. The last is a deadly poisonous species in a surprising location.

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Go Ahead Given for Site Improvements at Wellacre Country Park, Trafford

07 June 2021

Work is due to start on a huge project to improve footpaths, habitats and signage at Trafford’s beautiful Wellacre Country Park. As part of the Trafford Countryside Management Programme, City of Trees have acquired funding from Veolia Environmental Trust and Trafford Council, to implement a myriad of improvements at Wellacre Country Park.

Urban Forestry Conference

A 3-day webinar series on 'Urban Forestry for a resilient future' in May can now be accessed on the EFUF YouTube channel. The 2-hour webinars were targeted at practitioners, researchers, policymakers and people eager to learn about the manifold opportunities urban forestry provides to make urban areas more resilient. This event was part of the European Forum on Urban Forestry Semester 2021, a decentralised networking programme which ran from March to May with many diverse events.

Hundreds of trees planted around electricity substation

Hundreds of trees have been planted on land surrounding an electricity substation as part of a new partnership. The Trees for Climate programme has seen the region’s electricity network operator, Electricity North West partner with City of Trees to create community forests in the North West. More than 370 trees have now been planted on land surrounding Electricity North West’s Slack Lane substation in Westhoughton.

Veterans plant thousands of trees across Greater Manchester

A team of ex-servicemen and women are learning about the environment as they plant thousands of trees across the city region in a programme designed to build their employment opportunities and improve their mental health.

Forage & Feast May

04 May

This month I want to discuss two edible species and one species you should definitely avoid; Sweet Cecily, Few-flowered Garlic and Fool's Parsley. So if you can get out when it’s dry this month, then keep an eye out for these species. Remember if you do not know yourself 100% what it is, do not forage it.

Stockport becomes home to Sakura Cherry Tree Project

26 April 2021

Bruntwood Park in Stockport, Greater Manchester is home to 99 new cherry trees, part of a UK wide initiative celebrating Japan’s relationship with the UK

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