Trees are of universal benefit to people and wildlife.
Governments and councils recognise this and Devon County Council
has stated its published resolves in their Greening the UK
- more properly maintained planting of trees
- increase the amount of tree and shrub planting required within
- a higher level of planting
- greater emphasis on enforcing the delivering of green
These principles are also reflected in Mid-Devon District
We want MDDC planners to require developers to incorporate tree
planting in their plans and to plant trees along the frontage of
residential buildings bordering busy roads.
Please contact us, if there
a piece of ground near you where a tree could be planted!
Trees encourage wildlife, add colour and soften the hard
landscape of concrete and tarmac - particularly important for
people walking or cycling along busy roads.
But did you know that ....
Trees increase property values
Property in tree-less streets is worth 18% less than buildings
"Gardens are life-savers for
wildlife: There are around 15 million gardens in the UK - that's
about 270,000 Wembley stadiums. What you do in your garden makes a
The Devon Wildlife Trust has some handy tips for encouraging wildlife in your
Invasive non-native plant species are a threat to native
wildlife in the UK. These plants are spreading quickly across the
UK. They displace native species and detrimentally affect the
ecology of many vulnerable habitats.
The first step in tackling this problem is accurately
determining wh ...
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