Trees for Cities is a delivery and steering group partner to The Queen’s Green Canopy, supporting the delivery of the tree planting programme in urban areas, targeting the places of greatest social and environmental need.
In addition, Trees for Cities plans to deliver interfaith Queen’s Green Canopy projects in UK cities such as London, Birmingham, Bradford, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. These will be a demonstration of different faith communities coming together to deliver positive social action and to showcase the powerful galvanising impact of urban community tree planting.
QGC are also planning to help develop and deliver joint projects for Trees for Cities’ ‘forgotten places’ programme. This initiative focuses on smaller cities and towns with lower than average tree canopy cover and high levels of socio-economic deprivation, and which do not have the capacity or resources to support urban forestry – and hence tend to be overlooked for support by large national tree planting schemes.
Trees for Cities (TfC) is a national charity operating in towns and cities across the UK. Its strategic goal is to create healthy, accessible, functional and resilient urban forests for today and for future generations.
Trees for Cities aim to achieve this by engaging people in their local environment, bringing together local residents, community groups and landowners to plant and protect trees in parks, streets, housing estates and schools. Through their model of engagement, they enable and inspire a new generation of urban tree champions, helping to grow stronger communities, enhance urban spaces, and improve health and happiness in parts of cities that need it most.
Since 1993, TfC has engaged 100,000 volunteers to plant over one million urban trees in areas where they have the greatest impact, for example where there is low canopy cover and communities lack access to nature. The charity plants trees that create urban woodlands, community orchards, community gardens, tree-lined streets and leafy parks,and has built over 150 edible playgrounds in schools.