WBC is currently writing a tree strategy which should go through Council in the next couple of months for adoption. I have read the drafts as it was studied by the Climate Change Working Group of which I am a member.

Its purpose is basically to ensure the right trees are growing in the right places and develop policies to help determine the removal and planting of trees. For example, this is likely to see most of the silver birches removed from the heathlands and smaller trees planted in urban areas.

The borough Arboriculturalists have been tasked with compiling a list of planting areas in the borough and have asked help in this task. If you know of an area that would be suitable for trees please would you let me know and I’ll pass on the details.