Gloucestershire County Council wants to plant more urban trees in the county and wants your help to do this.
Street trees have many benefits such as, increasing canopy cover to provide shaded areas, increasing urban biodiversity, and improving air quality.
The council has teamed up with the charity Trees for Streets to help get more trees planted in urban areas of Gloucestershire.
Trees for Streets allows community groups and residents to nominate locations for trees in their community and provide sponsorship for them. The sponsorship goes towards the maintenance and care costs for the trees in the long-term.
After someone nominates a location for a tree, the council will assess it and, if suitable, arrangements will be made to plant it the following winter.
Urban tree planting is part of the council’s ambition to increase biodiversity across the county as part of a commitment to create a Greener Gloucestershire.
Cllr David Gray, Cabinet member responsible for the environment at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Trees for Streets and to add more trees to the urban environment in addition to the trees we are planting in rural locations.
“I would encourage residents and organisations to get involved and help shape the future of their communities.
“This is another part of our commitment to create a Greener Gloucestershire.”
To find out more about how you can sponsor a tree, visit https://sponsor.treesforstreets.org/scheme/sponsor-a-street-tree-in-gloucestershire.
Find out how you can help create a Greener Gloucestershire on our website https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/climate-change/greener-gloucestershire-climate-dashboard/.
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