PCH sign Plan for Trees partnership agreement

The first three trees have been planted at Mutton Cove, Mount Wise to recognise the signing of the of the Plan for Trees partnership.

Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Homes, the Woodland Trust, Plymouth Tree Partnership, the National Trust and Plymouth Open Spaces Network, have all signed an agreement to be a member of the steering group that fulfils the Plan’s Delivery Programme which will protect the city’s trees, work to reduce inequality in tree cover across the city, and work with local schools on educational tree planting programmes over the coming years.

An Aspen, Holm Oak and a Hawthorn were planted by members of the steering group in an area which represents a part of Plymouth that has below average canopy cover. The three plants will also bring added diversity to the existing species.

At the tree planting ceremony, Kim Taylor Area Manager for Environmental and Landscaping Services signed the steering group agreement on behalf of Plymouth Community Homes.

She said: “We want to work with communities and local schools to educate people about the benefits of trees and how they can be involved in the care and protection of them.

"We have over 6,000 trees which are of a wide variety situated across PCH land and in residents’ gardens. The promotion of Plan for Trees will assist us in our ongoing work to support residents on how best to care for their trees and provide information on the upkeep work we do for trees in our communal and green space areas.

"Most importantly, we want to ensure that those areas that are lacking in tree coverage are given an opportunity to enhance their canopy so that others can enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of trees.”