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New impressive forward thinking Tree Planting Policy adopted

7th June 2021 / News archive

Chippenham Town Council adopts impressive forward thinking Tree Planting Policy

Chippenham Town Council has adopted a new Tree Planting Policy which will see thousands of trees planted during the next 6 years.

In its commitment to increasing tree planting, Chippenham Town Council is set to double the number of trees on land it owns by 2026 through working with stakeholders, local community groups and volunteers.

Trees provide many tangible benefits such as intercepting rainfall, preventing flooding and improving our mental wellbeing, but perhaps most importantly they absorb Carbon Dioxide emissions having a positive impact towards the Councils Climate Emergency objectives.

“I’m delighted that the Town Council’s Amenities, Culture and Leisure Committee have agreed to adopt an ambitious Tree Planting Policy that will see the planting of thousands of trees in the town over the next few years. I would like to thank the Town Council’s Officers for bringing forward this great initiative, which will help the Town Council in its quest to become a carbon neutral Council by 2030.”

Councillor Andy Phillips, Leader of the Council

The first phase of formal tree planting is anticipated to begin in winter 2021/2022.

You can read the Tree Planting Policy HERE