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.
If you would like to know more please get in touch or email
Wood you believe it? As of July 2020 we have partnered up with the Woodland Trust.
Solihull Council and the Woodland Trust have agreed a long term partnership which will see the Trust providing 11,886 trees in the first year at a cost of nearly £23,000 as a contribution towards the Council's Planting Our Future project.
Stuart Holm, Outreach Manager for Woodland Trust, said: "We're delighted to be able to support the work of Solihull Council and its tree planting ambitions. As well as being an important tool in tackling the climate crisis, trees within urban environments provide a whole host of benefits for people and wildlife including shade provision, improvement in air quality, and habitat creation for all kinds of wildlife. We're looking forward to getting stuck in this coming winter, when trees start going in the ground."
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.