The Woodland Trust has delivered a major green boost for communities across the UK by providing much needed funding for cash strapped local authorities to plant trees and create green spaces.

Delivered as part of the new Emergency Tree Fund which aims to make up for a current lack of investment to help local authorities break through barriers to get more trees and woods in the ground. 

Currently working with 11 Local Authorities across the UK the aim is to expand the scheme by 2022.

Current allocation in Scotland is £298, 055. Edinburgh Council is looking for the city to become a “one million tree” city by 2030. In the Glasgow City Region: £400,003. Eight Councils have come together to create the Clyde Climate Forest which will see urban tree cover increase from 16% to 20%.

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