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The city of Manchester in England has [embarked / disembarked] on an [ambitious / ambition] plan to plant three million trees. The project is [calling / called] the "City of Trees". Project director, Tony Hothersall, explained that the green [venture / adventure] had three [mainly / main] aims. He said: "One is to plant three million trees - a tree [from / for] every man, woman and child - over the next 25 years. Next, we are very much [focus / focused] on bringing existing woodland into management because there is [no / not] point in planting new woodland if you can't manage what you've got already. Finally, we want to engage people a lot more [on / in] their natural environment - in planting trees, in managing areas, and [in / on] understanding more about the benefits that trees and woodlands bring to our society."

Mr Hothersall [farther / further] outlined the [rationale / rational] behind the recently-launched environmental project. He said: "Manchester wants to be a world-class city [region / regional] . We have a lot of fantastic development [going / gone] on, but the natural environment needs to keep [down / up] with that." He believes the initiative will reconnect people with trees and the natural world, provide [benefits / beneficial] to health and reduce stress. He said: "Woodlands can do [great / greatly] things in terms [of / at] air pollution reduction and can help to [screen / scream] for noise pollution. They can also help cities and towns become more resilient to climate change both in terms of things like reducing the [urbane / urban] heat island effect and also reducing…flooding."

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