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Newcastle Tree Strategy: response to consultation, December 2018

Newcastle made unwanted headlines this summer when it was reported that more trees had been felled here than in any other UK city. In light of that, the Council proposes to revise its current Tree Strategy with the aim of increasing tree canopy cover from 18.1% to 20% by 2050. The Greens welcome this, but are asking to see real ambition to put trees at the heart of improving quality of life and wellbeing for residents, and fighting climate change.