Re-vitalising the health of our Heritage Trees
9 August 2017
9 August 2017
The Woodland Trust is urging tree lovers in Manchester to stump up nominations to become the next Tree of the Year, with the conservation charity also calling on Government to act on proposals which could lead to increased protection for some of our most famous and ancient specimens.
The urban scavenging hunt will take place on Sunday 11 June at Chorlton Water Park and will show people how to create fantastic feasts out of naturally-found ingredients.
On 6 November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the influential 1217 Charter of the Forest, we will launch the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. We believe that the people of the UK have a right to the benefits brought by trees and woods.
Eight semi-mature trees were planted to honour some of the Gorse Hill’s oldest residents.
Local community group Gorgeous Gorse Hill, alongside Trafford Housing Trust, Trafford Council and City of Trees planted the trees as part of the ‘New for Old’ project.
This weekend is tree dressing day and we’re asking you to share your stories and memories of trees and woods as well as send us your tree messages.
Content by the Woodland Trust #treecharter campaign.
The winners have been announced for photography competition which celebrates the Heritage Trees, woods and wildlife of Greater Manchester.
Finalists have been announced for our photography competition which celebrates the Heritage Trees, woods and wildlife of Greater Manchester.
City of Trees launches new photography competition celebrating the Heritage Trees, woods and wildlife of Greater Manchester.
The new resources highlight self-guided walks around a number of green spaces across the borough from Sale Water Park to Sinderland Brook.
Our Woodland Walk of the Week comes to a close this week. We really hope you've managed to get outdoors and explore some of Greater Manchester's beautiful woodlands! Our final walk is at Urmston Meadows in Trafford.
Although smaller than its neighbour Sale Water Park, Chorlton Water Park is perfectly formed! As a Local Nature Park, the area is invaluable for local wildlife and the recently extended pond with wheelchair accessible dipping platform is a great place to spot resident wildfowl.
Give a walk through Worsley Woods a whirl this weekend. The woods stretch across approximately 30 hectares from the historic Bridgewater Canal to the East Lancashire Road.
Redisher Wood’s claim to fame is its age; it is one of the best examples of ancient woodland in Bury and has remained largely unchanged since the mid 19th century!
If you’ve got a head for heights, Rivington Pike may be a walk for you! Standing at 1,191 feet above sea level it is a great place to spot Blackpool Tower, Jodrell Bank, the Isle of Man and the Lake District fells on a clear day.
Our second woodland walk of the week is Sale Water Park, the lake of which occupies the site of a former gravel pit excavated during the 1970s to create an embankment for the M60 motorway. During the summer, the lake is a hub of activity with activities such as sail boating and jet skiing.
We will be posting a Woodland Wallk of the Week every week for the next 8 weeks to show you the fantastics woodland walks we have on our doorstep right here in Greater Manchester.
Thousands of new trees take root in Salford
1,500 trees have been planted in the City of Salford, contributing to the goal of planting a tree for every man, woman and child across Greater Manchester.
Local schools are being asked to help give a new lease of life to the Woodland Trust’s Smithills Estate, and at the same time enjoy the benefits of outdoor learning.
Unveiled by the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, nine new trees were planted in Salford’s oldest Cemetery, including those chosen in a public vote.
Red Rose Forest has joined forces with the Helping Britain Blossom project to help create and restore orchards across Greater Manchester.
The new partnership will work alongside our Heritage Trees project which was set up this year to record, celebrate and protect our local trees, woodlands, orchards and hedgerows.
Volunteers have helped to create a new woodland at Salford’s Green Grosvenor Park, planting more than 250 trees in a single day.
Red Rose Forest teamed up with 25 staff members from TD Direct Investing to plant willow, alder, and birch trees at the park in Lower Broughton.
City of Trees has secured investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a unique project to record and preserve Greater Manchester's tree heritage.
Over the next four years, Greater Manchester's Heritage Trees will collect people's stories, photographs and memories about their local trees, woodlands, orchards and hedgerows.