Sites of interest are selected based on recommendations from colleagues, results from the public and ward members consultations (2019 and 2021), and further suggestions from the public via email or social media.
We will complete an initial desktop exercise to determine whether the site may be suitable for tree planting. If nominated sites pass the initial criteria, we will check site ecological value, services (e.g. water, telecommunications), and permissions.
We may determine the site is not suitable for tree planting due to several factors; including size, conflict with other site uses, and conflict with other existing habitats already important for biodiversity.
If these checks are passed, we will then work with local stakeholders to determine planting designs and reserve trees for planting.
We will put up site notices where possible to ensure local residents are informed of planting plans and encourage involvement.
We will then confirm a suitable planting date within the next tree planting season (autumn 2022 – spring 2023) or put on our list of sites to plant in future years.