The city of Manchester in England has embarked on an plan to plant three million trees. The is called the "City of Trees". Project , Tony Hothersall, explained that the green had three main . He said: "One is to plant three million trees - a tree for every man, woman and child - over the next 25 years. Next, we are very much focused on bringing woodland into management because there is no in planting new woodland if you can't manage what you've got . Finally, we want to engage people a lot more in their natural environment - in planting trees, in managing areas, [and] in understanding more about the that trees and woodlands bring to our ."
Mr Hothersall further outlined the behind the recently-launched environmental project. He said: "Manchester wants to be a world- city region. We have a lot of development going on, but the natural environment needs to keep up with ." He believes the initiative will reconnect people with trees and the natural world, provide benefits to and reduce . He said: "Woodlands can do great things in of air pollution reduction and can help to screen for pollution. They can also help cities and towns become more resilient to climate change in terms of things like reducing the urban heat effect and also reducing…flooding."