CELEBRATIONS are all go for National Tree Week as a packed week of events blossoms around Greater Manchester.

City of Trees, an innovative movement, is breathing new life in to the landscape of Greater Manchester restoring underused and unloved woodland across the region.

Kevin Wigley, project coordinator at City Of Trees, said: “The movement is to plant three million trees, one for every man, woman and child that lives in the region, within twenty years.”


Throughout National Tree Week, City Of Trees will host various events including this Thursday a Community Woodland creation at Gorse Covert, Wythenshawe, and a tree planting party at Snipe Clough, Oldham, on Saturday.

Mr Wigley said: “The tree planting party at Snipe Clough invites all members of the public to come and plant a tree as well as being able to take one home for themselves.”

The tree planting is part of the Snipe Clough Project along with City of Trees to transform the landfill site in Oldham into a native woodland. Up to 4,000 trees will be planted to create green space for walkers, cyclists and members of the local community.

In collaboration with National Tree Week, the annual tree dressing day set up by the Woodland Trust falls on the first weekend of December. Everyone is invited to go and share their stories of trees and woods and hang their message on a tree.

Mr Wigley says the project has been supported by a variety or participants such as students from the University of Manchester, Woodland Trust, Youth Network and six Bolton primary schools.]

City of Trees has also been running a hands-on weekly hedge planting session at Buile Hill Park every Wednesday which continues until February 8. It allows all to learn about planting and managing native mixed hedge as part of a project to improve wildlife habitats.

Each Thursday morning a dementia walk and talk takes place in Heaton Park for those with dementia plus friends, family and carers.

To get the full information, visit City Of Trees here:


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