‘So you want to plant more trees?’ – A guide to commissioning and managing tree planting

The benefits of trees in urban areas are now widely recognised, and across the UK many councils and businesses are keen to increase the number of trees in their neighbourhoods.
Streets, parks and public spaces with healthy trees can attract people and investment, as well as helping to cool urban areas in the summer and co...

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Parks face disproportionate cuts, says research

Funding for neighbourhood services such as parks and open spaces fell by 27% in England, Wales and Scotland over a nine-year period (2009/10-2017/18), according to research by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE). Though a substantial reduction in local government spending has been unavoidable, the report says, the austerity faced by neighbourhood services has been too severe and isn’t proportionate to overall local government ...

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