Tell us your thoughts on our 10,000 Trees project

Local people are invited to take part in a survey to help shape our plans to plant thousands of trees across Barnsley over the next two years.

As part of Barnsley Council’s commitment to plant 10,000 trees by 2023, we will be creating community orchards, Tiny Forests, and other small scale tree planting projects to meet our target.

The 10,000 Trees project is part of our commitment to protecting Barnsley’s beautiful borough for future generations and contributes to our ambition to reduce carbon emissions in the borough to net-zero by 2045.

We have developed a survey to find out what people in Barnsley think about tree planting and what they know about carbon capture and biodiversity.

There will be chance for local people to get involved in helping plant trees, maintain areas of planting, and take part in the long-term research into the effects of planting trees and the carbon that they capture.

People taking part in the survey will be asked if they’d like more information on how to get involved. 

Cllr Chris Lamb, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Transport, said: “We all have a part to play in protecting our borough for future generations. We’d like residents, community groups anyone who lives, works or spends time in the borough to take part in our survey as we work towards a more Sustainable Barnsley.

“We’d like to know how much people already understand about the importance of trees in our mission to tackle the climate emergency, and we’d like to find out if people are willing to help.”

Please fill in the survey here before December 31.

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