Charter aims to create single voice for arboriculture industry

Arboriculture professionals have developed a Charter for Trees in Towns to create a single voice on the issue.

Launched at Treework Environmental Practice's Trees and Urban Climate Adaptation seminar last week's, the charter aims for a more co-ordinated approach to lobbying for trees.

Signatories are asked to lend their support to a series of seven statements. These are to work together to:

  • Maintain and enhance the natural beauty and amenity of urban green space.
  • Help reduce the environmental footprint of cities.
  • Encourage environmental understanding through local care and stewardship of trees.
  • Reduce surface run-off in towns and cities and their upstream water catchments to reduce the risk of flooding.
  • Develop the necessary policies and delivery programmes with clear lines of responsibility.
  • Deliver the funds necessary to enhance and maintain the green infrastructure and biodiversity of urban environments.
  • Help cities remain as comfortable places to live and work in the face of climate change.

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