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19th Jan, 2022

Hundreds of trees planted in Solihull for National Tree Week

Sarah Mason 12th Dec, 2021

HUNDREDS of trees were planted across Solihull as part of National Tree Week.

The council’s Planting Our Future team has marked the week, which ran from November 27 to December 5, by planting hundreds of trees along the borough’s highways and in local parks.

As well as planting trees, the Planting Our Future team has launched an updated Shirley Tree Trail, developed in conjunction with Solihull Tree Wardens and Friends of Shirley Park.

The tree trail takes park goers along a guided tour of the trees within the Green Flag park, which includes the rare Warwickshire Double Pink Hawthorn.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council, said: “As part of our commitment to tackle climate change and achieve net zero emissions for the borough by 2041, the council has pledged to plant 250,000 trees over the next ten years.

“We created the ‘Planting Our Future’ campaign with a small team of staff to make sure that this happens and this season alone, they will oversee the planting of 25,000 trees.

“Trees play a tremendously important role in tackling climate change as a single tree can absorb as much as 22kg of carbon each year.”

For more on the Shirley Tree Trail visit https://www.lovesolihull.org/tree-trails

To get involved in Planting Our Future or offer space for trees email plantingourfuture@solihull.gov.uk

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