Gloucestershire County Council has been awarded £300k from the Emergency Tree Fund Grant Scheme, run by the Woodland Trust, to plant trees across the county – but it needs space to do so.
Part of its aim to plant one million trees in the county by 2030, it is asking landowners if they have land to plant some of the 360,000 trees it will plant over the next three years.
As the trees grow, they will help reduce impacts of global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
Councillor David Gray, cabinet member for climate change, said: ‘We want to be at the forefront of this initiative nationally which is why we support the Local Nature Partnership’s aim to increase Gloucestershire’s tree and woodland coverage.
Working together will help us reach our target of becoming a net carbon zero county, bringing more woodland for future generations to enjoy at the same time.’
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