Tree Planting Proposals Across the City

Closes 15 Dec 2021

Opened 26 Nov 2021

Overview

City of Wolverhampton Council is proposing to plant over 20,000 trees in fifteen parks and open spaces across the city in early 2022. We would like to know if you support the proposals and to hear any comments you may have.

Why your views matter

The City Council approved a Tree and Woodland Strategy in January 2020 and also declared a Climate Emergency in June 2019. The UK Government recognises the importance of trees to public health, nature and tacking climate change. In May 2021 they published a Tree Action Plan for England. To support these aims, the Council is proposing to plant over 20,000 trees in fifteen parks and open spaces in early 2022. The community would have the opportunity to take part in planting and caring for some of the woodlands which would be planted.

We have mainly picked sites on the eastern side of Wolverhampton, where there are fewer trees.

All would be small trees up to 60cm high and most planting areas will be fenced.   The Woodland Trust is providing funding for the 10 largest sites.

Five smaller sites would be ‘Tiny Forests’ which involves planting 600 trees in an area of 200sqm, the size of a tennis court. Tiny Forests grow rapidly, as the ground is prepared beforehand, and bring additional benefits to standard tree planting. These benefits include educational opportunities through the installation of benches and an outdoor classroom. More information on Tiny Forests is available here: https://earthwatch.org.uk/tiny-forest

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Audiences

  • All residents

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  • Education and children's services
  • Environmental health
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Planning
  • Sports and leisure
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  • Healthy living
  • Community safety