SOLIHULL council are appealing to businesses, colleges, schools and residents with at least half an acre of land to get in touch to help plant new trees throughout the borough.
The team is committed to planting 250,000 trees by 2030 years to help achieve the council’s net zero ambitions and to date has planted 51,000 trees across the borough.
The land could be the corner of a field or parkland, part of field boundary or a hedgerow.
Half an acre is enough to support up to 500 trees which will make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 levels in the borough.
Over the last few years the Planting Our Future team has provided the Packington Estate with around 3,000 trees and this year they’ve provided the estate with a further 6,200 trees.
Sam White the land agent said: “The Packington Estate sits within what was the Forest of Arden and we take an active role in land management to assist in mitigating the impacts of climate change.
“By working with the Planting Our Future team we have been able to progress forward with improving areas of woodland across the Estate in accordance with our Woodland Management Plan and this includes working with the team in selecting suitable tree species.
“A challenge that the Estate faces, particularly this year, is assistance with planting trees! However, the Planting Our Future team are able to help as a result of their corporate contacts who wish to play a part in mitigating the impacts of climate change.”
Leader of Solihull Council, Coun Ian Courts, added: “Each tree planted breathes in carbon dioxide and breathes out oxygen making it the most cost effective way of cutting CO2 levels and combatting climate change.
“They are also a beautiful addition to our landscape and provide habitats for birds and other wildlife, encouraging and nurturing biodiversity within the borough.
“My message is simple – help combat climate change by planting trees – every half an acre helps!”
To contact the Planting Our Future team visit – https://www.lovesolihull.org/plantingourfuture