Solihull MBC have committed to planting 250,000 trees by 2030 through local engagement with schools, residents, businesses, and community groups including the Solihull Tree Wardens.
The 'Planting Our Future' campaign encourage residents to engage with tree planting, get involved in green infrastructure projects and offers support to private landowners who wish to plant trees.
Since the campaign started in 2020, we have planted 75,000 across the borough and we are on track to plant another 25,000 in 2023/24.
Planting trees and increasing woodland cover are positive things we can do now in response to the climate emergency. Trees provide us with lots of benefits, including capturing and storing carbon as they grow, reducing flooding, and providing habitats for thousands of species.
We will ensure the right tree is established in the right place, for the right reasons, and with the right aftercare, as well as engage with the community to ensure the planted trees are owned and loved by local communities.
Located in woodland between Dickens Heath and Shirley, Hope Coppice was created in recognition of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and features, boardwalks, secret woodland garden, fairy door and a Tiny Forest planted to celebrate the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022