A grant of £20,000 to plant new trees across Reading has been successfully secured, thanks to a partnership application between Ethical Reading, Reading Tree Wardens and Reading Borough Council.
We have match funded a generous pot of £20,000 secured from The Urban Tree Challenge Fund, bringing the total investment in new trees up to £40,000. The funding will mean 48 substantial young trees for the borough over and above our own tree-planting programme, with planting starting this season and running into next season.
As well as the wider environmental benefits of more trees, the planting locations will be carefully selected to help support people’s health and wellbeing. The new trees will all be concentrated near schools or medical centres in areas with low levels of tree cover and in areas of Reading with high levels of deprivation.
We will plant the new trees over the next two years and water them for three years to ensure they’re fully established.