Tree planting projects
We plant trees every year in our towns and villages as part of our environmental, parks and play area improvements. Other groups such as parish councils, Staffordshire County Council, the Forest of Mercia and the National Forest plant trees to bring the benefits of woodlands closer to us all.
Key local projects
We worked with Staffordshire County Council and local developers to deliver the Burntwood Avenues which has planted 70 London Plane trees along the A5190 in Burntwood. The aim of the trees is to improve the air quality along the roads by filtering out pollution and dust and, as the climate changes, and to keep the area cool and shady for pedestrians and cyclists. By 2030 we estimate that each tree will provide over £25,000 worth of amenity, health and other benefits to the neighbourhood every year.
We recently improved Beacon Park, Garden of Remembrance and Minster Pool areas as part of a Heritage Lottery funded parks project. Fifty new trees have been planted in the park, and nearly 500 trees will be planted as part of our the parks woodland.
Apply for funding
Schools and other organisations can get grants for tree planting from The Tree Council. The Tree Council also runs the national Tree Warden scheme and can help parishes and residents groups set up their own tree wardens in their neighbourhoods and villages.
There are a number of volunteer wildlife and countryside groups across the district that offer a great way to get involved in tree planting, thinning and wildlife related projects. Find out more.