Trees in Towns II launched

Trees in Towns II launched

posted by Chris Hastie on Feb 21 2008 15:34

The study looks both at the state of national tree stock, public and private, and at Local Authorities' policies and stategies for managing trees. It contains a wealth of useful data of value to those involved in managing tree populations, along with a few fairly useless or blindingly obvious bits. It is hardly surprising, for example, to discover that the vast majority of trees in parks and open spaces are parks trees!

Some of the key findings include:

  • More trees are subject to regular maintenance now than in 1992
  • The number of new trees being planted has dropped
  • 1 in 4 newly planted trees does not survive

More information can be found, and the executive summary downloaded from the Department of Communities and Local Government website