Cambridge calls on public to help guide tree strategy

Cambridge City Council has launched a "root and branch" public consultation on the city's trees to guide a strategy for their future management.

Image: Emily Petty Puckett Rodgers
Image: Emily Petty Puckett Rodgers
The consultation seeks opinions on the council's approach to trees it manages in streets and open spaces, and also on privately-owned trees in the city.

An accompanying document points out that trees provide the city with economic, amenity, health, environmental and health benefits.

Cambridge's tree canopy cover is a relatively high 17 per cent, compared with a national urban average of 8 per cent. Despite this, "there is scope for raising levels of coverage in all wards", it says.

The survey will be open until 15 July, with results to be made available on the website shortly afterwards.

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