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How Manchester is becoming the City of Trees

By on 11th February 2017

Planting one tree for every man, woman and child that lives in Manchester’s City Region within one generation. That’s the objective of Manchester’s project City of Trees. So far almost 95.000 trees have been planted.

Trees, the lungs of the earth, deliver a whole range of benefits, ranging from reducing co2 to combating stress. Benefits that are especially useful in often polluted and concrete dominated big cities. That´s why The Oglesby Charitable Trust and Community Forest Trust, the charitable organisation that supports the delivery of City of Trees, joined efforts to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape and started this project.  – Continued below ⇓

Photo: City of Trees

Within 25 years over 3 million trees will be planted, one for each resident in the Greater Manchester Area. More than 2000 hectares of unmanaged woodland will be brought back into a productive state to make room for those green-leafed wonders. According to the organization trees are an essential part of the future of any city or town: “From improving air quality, cooling our warming plant, reducing the risk of flooding to functioning as an excellent store of carbon – the arguments for trees are clear”, it says on the website.

Since 2015 almost 95.000 trees were planted and over 200 hectares of wasted land has been recovered. Over 7000 people are already reaping the benefits of their reinvigorated, greener city and everyday more and more people and companies join the green movement and are helping out the organization by planting them. Other cities take notice!

Check the website for more info about the benefits and the actual score.

Photo: City of Trees
Photo: City of Trees

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