Ten trees to be planted for every person in Glasgow wider region

PLANS have been unveiled to plant ten trees for every person living in the Glasgow wider region.

The announcement – which should result in 18 million trees being planted during the next decade, across the so-called Glasgow City Region – will increase woodland cover in the area from 17 per cent to 20 per cent.

Says a Glasgow City Council announcement, here: “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.”

Glasgow City Region covers eight local authorities: East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

Update, January 30 2023: A formal concordant is signed by the council, as reported here.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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