Trees for Congleton
Tree Planting Initiative – Lets get carbon neutral by 2030!
To reach our target of 30,000!
Trees Planted (Apr 22)
Planted Hedgerow (Apr 22)
Planted Shrubs (Apr 22)
Wilding Area m2 (Apr 22)
Hedge Row Area m2 (Apr 22)
Carbon neutral by 2030
Background: Congleton Town Council (CTC) declared a climate emergency in September 2019 with plans to be carbon neutral by 2030. This is an ambitious target and to help achieve it, the CTC through the Community, Social and Environmental Committee has agreed to support a tree planting project in Congleton and the surrounding area. As you are aware, trees absorb carbon dioxide by the process of photosynthesis to make sugar which is used as food for the tree. This sequestration of carbon will help to achieve our goal of reducing the volume of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Working group: A small group has been set up under the umbrella of the Congleton Sustainability Group (CSG) with the support of Cheshire Wildlife Trust and the advice of an experienced landscape architect to plan and manage the project. We are also working with Ruth Burgess, manager of Streetscape.
Aim: Our goal is to plant 30,000 trees, shrubs and hedgerows in the Congleton area over the next 5 years. Some of these trees will be on land owned by Cheshire East (CEC), but ultimately we hope that private landowners and individuals will get involved
Recording Document: We aim to keep an updated record of planting / planned planting so that everyone can see where we are at versus the planned target. If anyone plants a tree to support this initiative please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congleton Green: The Tree group is not part of the Green Working Group or Congleton Town Council but there is a huge amount of synergy, after all, there is not just one solution to climate change, but together we all need to be part of the solution. You can learn more about Congleton Green here.
Our hardy volunteers planting on Derwent Drive in all weathers!
Would you like to help plant some trees? The tree group are always on the lookout for handy volunteers, send the group a message via Facebook below if you would like to help plant and make a difference in Congleton Town.
If you have been inspired by what you have read, want to volunteer or join the Congleton Partnership…….we are waiting to hear from you!