Cambridge City Council recently launched the Cambridge Canopy Project. The project aims to increase canopy cover provided by trees in the city to help prepare us better for the projected impacts brought about by climate change. To achieve this we aim to plant more trees and better protect the existing ones.
There are more than 300,000 trees in Cambridge, and the majority of these are on privately-owned land like household gardens. Collectively, all of the trees across the city under all different ownership types make up an urban forest. Considering all of the trees in such a way allows us to use a unique and specific approach to managing our trees, and understanding the benefits they provide to us all.
They need our help to gather data on this portion of our urban forest. This will help them to understand how it is changing, what the pressures are upon it, and what the potential is to further grow it.
Please can you spare 10 minutes of your time to complete a short survey about trees and your gardens?
You can read more and access the survey here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/consultations/cambridge-canopy-project-residents-survey
You can also find out more about the Cambridge Canopy Project here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/cambridge-canopy-project. And you can follow the project on Twitter for regular updates and information here: https://twitter.com/CamCanopyProj.
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