23/11/2020 - Permalink

Have your say on trees

Related topics: Climate change / environment

Trees have been one of the most sought-after things in Shropshire this year – and now we want to know what you think about them.

Just last month we managed to give away 12,500 trees in one day with the launch of our Community Tree Scheme.

But now, our arboricultural officer, Ian Cupper, has launched a survey as part of research he is carrying out at University Centre Myerscough.

The project aim is to find out where more trees can be planted across Shropshire using a short, anonymous questionnaire.

Ian said:

“I’m particularly interested in people’s attitudes and opinions about increasing, decreasing and maintaining current tree cover levels across the county. This is important as both Shropshire Council and the Government have large tree planting ambitions in response to the climate change emergency.

“If you live in Shropshire and can spare around five minutes your feedback would be really helpful, as we need to know what people think about trees in their neighbourhood.

“The response to our Community Tree Scheme was phenomenal so we know people in the county are passionate about trees – so let’s hear your views.”

Questions included in the survey include whether more trees should be planted along the roadside, if you’d prefer more to be planted in parks and woodland, or if you’d like to see them in more urban settings? It will also gauge how many trees are around people’s homes and how big they are.

You can take part in the survey by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GNPQDWL

The survey should only take around five minutes to complete.