Urban tree planting
In 2020 we adopted a sustainable environment strategy and in doing so, made a commitment to ensure a sustainable future for Newcastle-under-Lyme that leads to improvements within our communities and a reduction of our own impact on the environment in everything we do.
A major theme of the strategy is the natural environment, both in terms of habitat protection and nature recovery, but also increasing the local tree canopy and locking up carbon through creating new carbon capture woodlands, parks and greenspaces.
Our urban tree planting strategy was subsequently adopted on 7 July 2021 and outlines our intentions regarding proposed tree planting in the urban wards of the borough to support the objectives of the sustainable environment strategy.
Trees are vital to our very existence. Trees are the ultimate carbon capture and storage machines. Like great carbon sinks, woods and forests absorb atmospheric carbon and lock it up for centuries.