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Hull announced as Tree City of the World for third year running



Hull City Council is delighted that the city has been recognised as a Tree City of the World by Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Hull is one of only 19 cities in the UK and 168 globally to be recognised and it is the third year in a row to do so.

The award recognises the commitment the city and council have in support of biodiversity and carbon neutrality.

To earn Tree Cities of the World recognition, Hull demonstrated its commitment by meeting five programme standards: establish responsibility for the care of trees, set rules to govern the management of forests and trees, maintain an updated inventory or assessment of local tree resources, allocate resources for a tree management plan, and hold an annual celebration of trees to educate residents.

Martin Budd, climate change manager at Hull City Council, said: “We are really pleased to be recognised again as a Tree City of the World and one of only 19 cities in the UK and 168 globally.

“This is real recognition for the city and the importance we place on trees, whether in our parks or on our streets, as well as the work we do alongside our communities to increase tree cover in our city and increasing the health and wider nature benefits our trees provide us.”

Hull City Council has committed to a strategy of making the city carbon neutral by 2030.

In addition to supporting that objective, increasing the number of trees in a community can also help reduce costs for energy, stormwater management and erosion control.

The council has also recently announced its participation in the new Oh Yes! Net Zero campaign, encouraging local businesses and residents to drive down their emissions and take positive action on climate change.

The council is proactively seeking further tree planting locations. Residents can identify potential sites by calling 01482 300300.

You can find out more about Tree Cities of the World here.

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