One hundred and seventy trees to be planted across Salford to celebrate National Tree Week.

by | Nov 27, 2017 | Featured Slider, News

The city already has more tree cover than the national average – and the 170 new arrivals will be planted in streets, parks and cemeteries.

This includes 25 replacement trees for Light Oaks Road where diseased trees had to be removed recently.

Councillor Derek Antrobus, lead member for planning and sustainable development, said: “People appreciate that trees improve the landscape and provide homes for wildlife but they have many other benefits too.

“Research shows that trees filter air pollution, help soak up heavy rainfall and reduce wind speed around buildings as well as providing shade and shelter. Trees planted in surrounding streets and neighbourhoods can raise property values by as much as 15% and they play a vital role in climate change. In one year an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of C02 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

“Sixteen per cent of Salford is covered in trees, compared to the national average of 11% and we never remove a tree unless it is dead, diseased or dying.”

Salford City Council is working in partnership with City of Trees.

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