Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

Tree Time

The project aims to plant up street and parkland trees across Edinburgh to help make it greener. The initiative will work with the local authority and community groups to help raise awareness of the importance urban trees play on the local environment and on mitigating against climate change.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC018196)

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    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Each year in Edinburgh over 1,000 trees die or are removed. There is a deficit of 8,000 trees in the city since 2011 which includes 650 street trees. To be able to see mature trees in the city in the future we need to plant on average some 6,500 trees in the capital every single year. We can only do this with donations from the public.

Solution

ELGT will re-establish a street tree replacement programme to make Edinburgh streets greener for future generations. We will also develop a programme of replanting in parks and greenspaces for priority locations. We will engage with local community groups and schools across the city to encourage them to be support and be actively involved in looking after trees in the longer term.

  • “TreeTime is an excellent initiative that’s already giving a real boost to the number and condition of Edinburgh’s trees and we’re so grateful to everyone who’s made a donation, they’re making a real difference.

    — Cllr Donald Wilson, Convenor of Culture and Communities Committee

  • We just wanted to say thank you for the new trees on our street and surrounding streets! We are very glad to see them as the existing trees are quite mature and our area would not be the same without them. Please keep up the good work!”

    — Local Resident