Jun 25 2021

Clyde Climate Forest

 

A huge new urban forest is to be planted by the City of Glasgow and seven surrounding local authorities – with investment of £400,000 from our Emergency Tree Fund.

The Clyde Climate Forest will see 18 million saplings planted over the next decade – which represents ten trees for every resident.

Launched this month, the initiative demonstrates the city region’s commitment to reaching Net Zero, as it hosts COP26 in November.

The scheme seeks to create inter-connected woodlands across East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire council areas.

There are around 29,000 hectares of broadleaved woodland in the region, but they are fragmented due to urban development. The new planting aims to connect these woodlands and help restore nature and boost biodiversity.

Working to the principle of ‘the right tree in the right place’, the project team aims to plant in areas of deprivation, former coalmining sites, vacant and derelict land, urban streets and other civic spaces.

As part of the long-term plans Clyde Climate Forest will call on community groups and land managers to help identify places to plant new trees, or replace those lost in the past.

 

George Anderson

Scotland Press and PR Officer

 

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