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YOUR help sought to plant 250k new trees in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 16th Mar, 2020   0

Solihull Council has pledged to plant 250,000 trees over the next ten years as part of its ‘commitment to tackle climate change’.

And it wants residents, parish councils, schools, businesses and private landowners to get in touch if they have land which can become home to some of the quarter of a million trees.

The council is highlighting that trees are considered to be ‘the lungs of the planet’ and have numerous benefits, providing complex micro-habitats and a healthy eco-system, offering shelter and food to wildlife and improving peoples’ health and wellbeing.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Courts, is spearheading the ‘planting our future’ campaign. He said: “Through our Climate Change Prospectus we are committed to making the Council carbon neutral by 2030 and the borough by 2041. The prospectus is a set of wide-ranging actions that will move us forward to carbon neutrality on an agreed timescale.




“This tree planting initiative is just one way we are hoping to achieve the targets and I hope that people across the borough will get behind it. We are proud of the environmental assets we currently have in Solihull and need to build on these through planting more trees. The benefits that they will bring over time cannot be underestimated.”

The Council’s environmental initiative Love Solihull is offering support and guidance on which trees would be most suitable and how it can be funded.


Email [email protected] for more information or go to the council’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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And it wants residents, parish councils, schools, businesses and private landowners to get in touch if they have land which can become home to some of the quarter of a million trees.

The council is highlighting that trees are considered to be ‘the lungs of the planet’ and have numerous benefits, providing complex micro-habitats and a healthy eco-system, offering shelter and food to wildlife and improving peoples’ health and wellbeing.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Courts, is spearheading the ‘planting our future’ campaign. He said: “Through our Climate Change Prospectus we are committed to making the Council carbon neutral by 2030 and the borough by 2041. The prospectus is a set of wide-ranging actions that will move us forward to carbon neutrality on an agreed timescale.

“This tree planting initiative is just one way we are hoping to achieve the targets and I hope that people across the borough will get behind it. We are proud of the environmental assets we currently have in Solihull and need to build on these through planting more trees. The benefits that they will bring over time cannot be underestimated.”

The Council’s environmental initiative Love Solihull is offering support and guidance on which trees would be most suitable and how it can be funded.

Email [email protected] for more information or go to the council’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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