City of Wolverhampton Council has officially launched its Tree and Woodland Strategy, aimed at protecting and improving tree cover in the city.

To mark the launch, around 600 trees have been planted at Penk Rise in Tettenhall Wood with the support of volunteers from Tettenhalll Wood Little Environment Group, Christ Church Tettenhall Wood, EcoWulf, Gatis Gardens and local residents. 

A further 400 have also been planted with the support of Sant Zora Singh Charitable Trust, Outside Centre and Wildside Activity Centre.

The city council announced plans to plant up to 4,000 trees across the city over the coming months with a further programme being developed for winter 2020/21. 

The council is working with a range of community groups, schools and businesses to encourage the development of more wooded areas in the city.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: “Tree planting in the right location 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 would like to thank the volunteers who have committed to be part of this event and encourage others to join us to continue to make Wolverhampton a cleaner, greener city.”

This commitment also supports the city council’s recently declared climate emergency. 

For more information view the Tree and Woodland Strategy.