LGA Conference 2013: Trust tells councils “healthy trees make healthy places”

The irony!

Woodland Matters

We had a highly successful exhibition stand at the Local Government Association annual conference in Manchester from 2nd to 4th July. 

Centrepiece for us was the launch of a new Woodland Trust report ‘Healthy trees – healthy places’which highlights the many benefits of trees for communities to inspire local authorities into positive action.

The report, written by our Senior Conservation Adviser, Mike Townsend, collates a wide range of research which states the potential benefits to local authorities investing in the natural environment. It also highlights a number of positive steps that both local authorities and individuals can take to green their local communities. 

One of the Woodland Trust’s key aims is to increase woodland cover across the UK from its current figure of 13%, which compares poorly to the European average of 44%. By working with landowners, schools, communities and local authorities the Trust has already planted millions…

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