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