Why do we need woodlands, hedges and trees?
There is a hunger in our community for positive action. Woodlands, hedges and trees provide long-term benefits to our community and especially our children as the climate continues to change and our local weather is more empowered.
1. Highly visible positive action and obvious sign of change
2. Mental and physical health (with scientific evidence)
3. Improved air quality
4. Cool shade in summer
5. Reduces rapid water runoff and flood risk
6. Space for wildlife, walking and cycling
7. Stop driving away from Harborough to find a woodland walk
8. Carbon adsorption
9. Attracts tourists with circular walks or cycle routes to support the economy and can help to increase house value
10. Something really worthwhile that all ages can get involved with and benefit from including seed collection and growing tree seedlings.
"We firmly believe that the key to Natural Flood Management is to develop local community lead projects that are able to implement a significant number of low cost, low risk, small scale structures over a large area in partnership with local communities, landowners and local partnerships." Stroud District Council