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mature trees in Greater Manchester

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Sharing our skills for the environmental good

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are a trusted partner with well-established networks to deliver tangible results – and plant millions of trees. We’ve been around for a long time and we know our stuff. We have a team of trusted experts in-house in areas such as green infrastructure and urban resilience, GIS mapping and community engagement. Please get in touch with us if you feel there’s a service City of Trees can support with.

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If you’re interested in learning more about the services City of Trees provides, please get in touch to speak to one of our qualified team members.

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Biodiversity Net Gain

City of Trees is bringing woodlands and the wider green spaces of Greater Manchester into active management through Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) whilst delivering nature-based activities across all ten districts. We’re working with landowners to maximise opportunities to access BNG funds, supporting active management of the region’s woodlands. 

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Woodland floor with lichen and mature trees

Community engagement services

City of Trees has a wealth of experience in community consultation and engagement and can provide consultancy advice and services in this area.  Our previous clients in this have been local authorities, housing providers as well as public and private land managers.

We believe that we all have a right to be able to access high quality green environments, that are well used and well maintained by a wide range of people for a variety of purposes.  Encouraging and enabling individuals and communities to play their part and feel ownership of our natural places and spaces across Greater Manchester is a crucial part of creating climate resilient and biodiverse landscapes that are cherished by local communities.  Engaging people in our natural environment is a great way for people to improve their health and wellbeing.

The Treescapes project is an example of us developing methods for engaging young people in designing, creating and caring for treescapes, including natural woodlands and urban parks. We have been working in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to co-design woodlands with students across numerous school in Greater Manchester, as well as planting hundreds of trees together. 

University research

Since the beginning of City of Trees, and previously as Red Rose Forest, we have always had a close relationship with the universities of the city-region. Our director, Jess Thompson is a PhD candidate working with the University of Salford, School of Health and Society, on exploring the wellbeing impacts of civic environmental activities and has developed the Greenways to Wellbeing a tool to collect quantitative and qualitative data based on 5 Ways to Wellbeing to evaluate nature-based activities.