Plymouth City Council - Plan for Trees
Following on from the successful creation and adoption of Plymouth’s Plan for Trees in March 2019, a steering group comprising the City Council, Plymouth Tree Partnership, National Trust, Plymouth Community Homes, Woodland Trust, the Plymouth Open Space Network and others have been working to kick start our delivery programme.
The Plymouth Tree Challenge campaign aims to increase awareness of Plymouth’s trees by covering multiple case studies to promote the value of trees to the city and to communities, with a range of videos and infographics which tell the story of the projects as they progress. The campaign will encourage all the Plan for Trees principles to care, enhance, promote and protect the trees of Plymouth, as well as educate on the wider context of their importance in terms of climate change, biodiversity loss, and tree disease management.
Plymouth’s trees and woodlands, including trees in urban areas, make our city a great place to live, work, do business and create an environment to invest in. Trees do a really important job but they are too often overlooked. It is time to recognise what a highly valuable asset they are for Plymouth.
The Plan for Trees aims to help trees in urban areas become fit for purpose, resilient to the challenges of climate change and disease, and adaptable to whatever new challenges the future may hold. It covers all trees in Plymouth and we will be working with partners to achieve these goals.
This plan recognises that realising all of the benefits of urban trees will require significant effort and investment over a prolonged period of time from all partners and stakeholders. It is accompanied with a detailed phased and costed delivery programme developed to support Plymouth’s Plan for Trees, setting out how each of the principles will be taken forward and achieved.