Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bristol school praised for tree plans, contributing to goal of tree canopy increase from 14% to 30%; Bristol, UK

Bristol school praised for tree plans Bristol News:
The Bristol Tree Forum has praised plans for Colston's Girls' School to include more trees in its new building proposals.
As part of a £12 million scheme, the school has submitted plans to remove and replace a London Plane tree at the front of the school, in Cheltenham Road, after advice from tree experts who said it would not survive the building works.
Hugh Holden, chair of the organisation which manages the maintenance of council trees in Bristol, said: 'As well as the goodwill gesture of planting four new mature trees, at a cost of £10,000, the new plans incorporate 15 new trees within the school grounds. We feel this should be a precedent and we hope it influences the developers for future works.'
Mr Holden said the news comes as the city council launches a plan to increase Bristol's tree canopy cover from 14 per cent to 30 per cent in order to mitigate climate change and improve the city's green credentials.

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