Woodland expansion set for Glasgow ‘city region’

EIGHTEEN million trees are set to be planted across Glasgow ‘city region’ over the next ten years.

Says Glasgow’s city council (here), about its ‘forestry and woodland strategy‘: “Currently, the region’s forests and woodlands cover around 60,000 hectares, but the strategy highlights that a further 9,000 hectares could be planted.

“This could result in 21 per cent of Glasgow City Region’s land area covered with a variety of trees by 2030.

“With more tree planting, the region has an opportunity to boost its efforts in tackling climate change, a factor to be highlighted on an international level with COP26 being held in Glasgow this November.”

The Glasgow city region comprises the city itself plus East and West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and North and South Lanarkshire.

It goes on to say: “The strategy has been developed by all eight local authorities within Glasgow City Region, Scottish Forestry, NatureScot and Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership. It sets out a positive woodland expansion vision for the next ten years.”

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