Sharon Johnson, Chief Executive of Trees for Cities said: “We are thrilled to bring our 17 years’ experience to the Big Tree Plant. It is great to see the government make a priority of getting more people to plant trees in their community.”
“Trees for Cities places importance on consulting the people who will benefit from the plantings, which will be in some of the most deprived urban areas in England, we even ask them to come along to help us plant the trees themselves.
“Because children will be encouraged to go out and play, adults will have a green space in which to exercise and relax, these are community areas and the community should be able to help create them.”
For further information, contact Stephen Gray, stephen.gray@
Notes to Editors
1. Details of the campaign can be found at: www.direct.gov.uk/
2. Details on how community groups can apply for funding can be found at: http://thebigtreeplant.direct.gov.uk/
3. The campaign has the support of major bodies, environmental charities and agencies including BTCV, Civic Voice, the Department for Communities and Local Government, Community Forests, Groundwork, Keep Britain Tidy, LGA, National Forest, the Tree Council, Trees for Cities and the Woodland Trust.
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An independent charity which plants trees and landscapes public spaces in urban areas, to impact on global warming and beautify the urban landscape, encouraging greater social cohesion through the active participation of local people.