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Stockport Homes secures funding for tree planting as part of Urban Tree challenge initiative

Posted 10 February 2020

Stockport Homes has successfully secured funding for tree planting along with other GM housing providers as part of the Urban Tree challenge initiative.

Over the next 8 weeks, Stockport Homes will be planting 155 trees at 11 locations around their communities.

The Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) is a £10 million government fund for planting both large and small trees in and around towns and cities in England. The fund is being delivered by the Forestry Commission, as part of their work to expand woodlands and tree cover across England.

City of Trees has been co-ordinating the bid for Greater Manchester in partnership with the ten districts and registered housing providers.

In total over 2,500 trees will be planted across the city region including 650 small sapling trees and crucially just over 1,900 large, high impact trees.

Jenny Osbourne, Chair of the Stockport Homes Board, said:

This is a fantastic initiative to be involved in, planting these trees will help to make our communities greener and more enjoyable to live in.

 

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