SMBC have committed to planting 250,000 trees over the next 10 years through local engagement with schools, residents, businesses and community groups with added support from Solihull Tree Wardens. The 'Planting Our Future' campaign will encourage residents to engage with tree planting projects, get involved in other green infrastructure projects across the borough and offer support to private land owners who wish to plant trees.
The Love Solihull Team will also promote the numerous benefits trees provide (including increasing biodiversity, capturing carbon & reducing pollution levels). We have some exciting projects planned for this year including planting a new woodland that will be dedicated in remembrance of those who have lost family or friends to Covid-19.
In March 2020 the #LoveSolihull team asked the community to take part in a ‘Tree of Hope’ Campaign, with an aim to share colour, hope and love!
Over 200 drawings were shared on social media. These drawings have been displayed within a rainbow on Malvern Park gates and put up within the Nightingale hospital.
Here are some photos of some of the children next to or planting their ‘Tree of Hope’ #PlantingOurFuture #TreeofHope
Tree of Hope
Voco® St. John’s Solihull orchard
In Spring 2020 Voco® St. John’s Solihull and Solihull Council teamed up to officially launch a new orchard in Malvern Park in a positive step towards protecting and preserving Solihull’s green canopy. Watch the community tree planting video below to see how the launch event went. You can also find out more in our March 2020 newsletter.