South Tyneside Council – Tree planting

South Tyneside Council has made a commitment to planting 3,000 trees a year and has come together with authorities across the region to create a new Community Forest for the North East. The initiative aims to plant up to 500 hectares of trees by 2025, with a long-term goal to increase canopy cover to 30 per cent by 2050 – almost double the current national average.