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130,000 new trees for England's towns

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"More than 130,000 trees will be planted across England’s towns and cities to help combat climate change, the government has said.

"Ten million pounds in grants will be made available through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund over the next two years.

"The scheme, which will be administered by the Forestry Commission, will be open to individuals, local authorities, charities and NGOs. Grants will cover the planting of trees and the first three years of their care."

Full report at the Advertisement saturated UK Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/130000-trees-england-towns-cities-combat-climate-change-planted-a8920556.html

Easier read at the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/19/130000-trees-planted-england-english-cities-global-heating

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bmk1245

Great, kudos!!!

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acute

Birmingham City Council have spent the last 10 years cutting down as many as they can!

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Eldorado

Kinda related news...

"Over 350,000 trees have been planted along the HS2 route, including here in Buckinghamshire.

"The company behind the project say they're creating a 'greeen corridor' of 7-million trees as part of preparations to build the train line.

"Spots where this has happened in Bucks include Wendover Woods, Fleet Marston and down in the Colne Valley."

https://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2873896/350000-trees-planted-by-hs2/

From last year...

"Around 14 million new trees were planted in Scotland last year with £33m paid to landowners to create new woodland."

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle-2-15039/14-million-new-trees-planted-in-scotland-1-4754630

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ouija ouija
43 minutes ago, acute said:

Birmingham City Council have spent the last 10 years cutting down as many as they can!

And all councils will continue to do this, tearing down beautiful mature trees that have been decades(hundreds of years), in the making. When people kick up a fuss about this, councils will say "Oh, but we've planted thousands of trees to replace them! (subtext: so shut up and go away)". Never mind that the new trees will be scrawny little saplings that most certainly won't get the care and attention they've been promised for three years. :cry:

2 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

"The company behind the project say they're creating a 'greeen corridor' of 7-million trees as part of preparations to build the train line.

 

'A green corridor' ...... of TREES ..... 7 million trees lining a railway line. And what is the most popular reason given by British Rail for trains being late or cancelled? Yes: "Leaves on the line"!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hmm:

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Michelle
On 5/19/2019 at 9:18 AM, ouija ouija said:

And all councils will continue to do this, tearing down beautiful mature trees that have been decades(hundreds of years), in the making. When people kick up a fuss about this, councils will say "Oh, but we've planted thousands of trees to replace them! (subtext: so shut up and go away)". Never mind that the new trees will be scrawny little saplings that most certainly won't get the care and attention they've been promised for three years. :cry:

Meanwhile in the US, some genius thinks it's a great idea to cut down thousands of acres of old trees to put in a...

...put your best guess here...

 

 

a solar farm:rolleyes:

 

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Susanc241
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Back in the 1950/60s I lived in a house that had a mature tree outside the front on the edge of the pavement.  I am always gratified to see (on google street view) that it is still there all these years later though the actual area has been changed so much, new road layout, my old house long demolished etc. 

P.S. I live in UK.

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