Our sub-group’s ambition is to try and preserve those mature trees which enhance our communities, and to facilitate the planting of more indigenous trees for the benefit of all in Boston Spa and surrounding villages.
The preservation and planting of trees can be really helpful to reduce carbon gases into the atmosphere.
See the Woodland Trust’s inspiring video on the benefit of tree planting in Cumbria.
The Woodland Trust’s Emergency Tree Plan sets out how the UK can tackle its biodiversity crisis and the global climate crisis.
Leeds City Council’s fantastic interactive map enables you to see where Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) exist. You can skim and zoom to your own street and see what is protected. It also tells you in an easily accessible way what you can do when you want to cut or prune a tree.
Richard Lapish (tree officer) has been really helpful and is supportive of the efforts of our sub-group.