Stonehouse Community Arboretum
Innovative Trees & Woodland Strategy Toolkit
Innovative Trees & Woodland Toolkit launched to maximise benefits of trees and woodlands in communities across England
An innovative Trees and Woodland Strategy Toolkit, developed in collaboration with Stonehouse Town Council, was launched to empower Local Authorities to create their own strategies and action plans for trees, to build resilient treescapes across the country.
The Toolkit will help Local Authorities plan how they can meet net-zero targets by increasing tree planting across the country, reversing the decline in nature and supporting economic growth.
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The Stonehouse Community Arboretum includes all of the trees on public and private land, in the urban and rural parts of Stonehouse. Ultimately its intention is to create a diverse collection of trees, responsibly and sustainably planted and cared for, which will deliver a wide range of benefits to the Stonehouse community and encourage people to visit the town. It is there for everyone – for current and future generations.
The Stonehouse Community Arboretum Management Plan sets out the way in which Stonehouse Town Council will care for its trees, and invites other landowners to take the same approach. It was written with input from arboricultural professionals around the world and was subject to public consultation, before being adopted by the Town Council in September 2021 and launched in October 2021.