City of Wolverhampton Council has today launched a consultation on its draft Tree and Woodland Strategy, aimed at protecting and improving tree and woodland cover in the city.

The City Council is encouraging the public to have their say, to have an input in finalising the strategy to help Wolverhampton to continue to become a greener city. 

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: “The Tree and Woodland Strategy is a key way of supporting the City Council’s recently declared climate emergency. 

“As well as keeping the city green, trees help to support wildlife and improve air quality.

“I encourage people to take part in the consultation to help us make the right decisions to continue to make Wolverhampton a cleaner, greener city.”

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: "Good quality, natural landscape in urban areas has wide ranging benefits for both our physical health and our mental wellbeing. 

"As well as improving air quality and reducing noise pollution, they provide spaces for people to take part in physical activity and interact with nature – which in turn helps to reduce stress and improve mood.

"The Tree and Woodland Strategy is therefore an important part of our efforts to further improve health and wellbeing in the city.”

The consultation will run until 17 September. To have your say visit Council Tree and Woodland Strategy.

Copies of the draft Tree and Woodland Strategy and consultation questionnaires are also available on request in all Wolverhampton libraries until the end of the consultation. 

Responses will be analysed and reported to the Council’s Cabinet later this year.