Oct 20 2021

Edinburgh Bids To Be “Million Tree City”

Edinburgh has officially launched its ambitious target to become a Million Tree City by 2030 as part of its commitment to be net zero by the end of the decade.

 

Woodland Trust has contributed £298,055 from the Emergency Tree Fund to support project delivery. This money will support project management and kick-start tree planting, fundraising, public engagement and volunteer activity between 2021 and 2023.

 

A gingko was planted in the grounds of the city’s Lauriston Castle to mark the launch. (Home to some lovely heritage trees and a Japanese cherry garden if you are ever ever in the area).
Edinburgh already outstrips other Scottish cities by having more trees per head of population – there are currently more than 730,000 urban trees, compared to around 519,000 residents.

 

 

 

WTS Head of Estate and Programmes Tim Hall (second left) with the Lord Provost.

George Anderson

Woodland Trust Scotland Press and Media Officer

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