Double the tree canopy

To councillors: “I urge you to support doubling tree cover in our area as early as possible, as part of a Climate Action Plan.”

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A year and a half ago, Bristol declared it wanted to double the amount of trees in the city:

New ambitious target launched to double city tree canopy cover by 2050 | bristolgreencapital.org

New campaign aims to double Bristol’s tree cover by 2050 | countryfile.com

 

The city authorities are taking the challenge seriously – along with other councils. And the Friends of the Earth have taken these as examples of what other councils can do:

More trees pleaseWhy we need to double UK tree cover | friendsoftheearth.uk

How to double tree cover in your area: briefing for councillors | takeclimateaction.uk

Briefing – Getting your council to double tree cover | campaigning.friendsoftheearth.uk

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And councils and politicians across the land are putting pressure on colleagues to follow suit:

I urge you to support doubling tree cover in our local authority area by 2045 at the latest, as part of an ambitious local Climate Action Plan. Please ask the cabinet member responsible for this issue to commit to this.

How do we double tree cover to slow climate change, boost wildlife and improve public health – a Marches National Forest? | andybodders.co.uk

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Meanwhile, it is understood that a similar plea is being made to Sidmouth Town Councillors:

I urge you to support doubling tree cover in our area as early as possible, as part of a Climate Action Plan…

   
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