Glasgow’s new online Tree Plan Portal invites city residents to suggest locations for woodland and wildflower planting.
Eighteen million trees and hedges are being planted across the Glasgow City Region to create new woodland and wildlife habitats by 2030.
And Glasgow City Council is inviting people to come forward with site ideas for new trees as part of plans to increase canopy cover, reduce air pollution and help tackle global warming. The new online portal enables people to see where trees have already been planted and to suggest sites where they would like to see a new tree or wildflowers. Locations suggested by the public will be assessed by the council and if viable, a suitable species of tree will be chosen to suit the site’s size and growing conditions.
People can also buy trees as sustainable gifts via the portal to commemorate major life events such as births, special wedding anniversaries or in memory of a lost loved one. They will be planted by the council in locations such as Alexandra Park, Glasgow Green and Queens Park. Locations earmarked for a tree which can be bought to mark a life event can be viewed on the portal’s interactive map which also has further information on the purchase process.
Businesses, community groups and individuals who would like to volunteer to help with tree planting across the city can also contact the council via the portal.
The following link provides information from Glasgow City Council website: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30512