Plan for Trees

Plymouth's trees and woodlands, including trees in urban areas, make our city a great place to live, work, do business and create an environment to invest in. Trees do a really important job but they are too often overlooked. It is time to recognise what a highly valuable asset they are for Plymouth.

Plymouth's recent Tree Canopy Cover Study revealed that although the city has 17 per cent tree cover, this amount varies across different areas. For example, Budshead has 25.3 per cent tree cover but Devonport has only 5.8 per cent. This imbalance needs to be redressed so everyone can benefit from the valuable services trees and our greenspaces provide.

The Plan for Trees aims to help trees in urban areas become fit for purpose, resilient to the challenges of climate change and disease, and adaptable to whatever new challenges the future may hold. It covers all trees in Plymouth and we will be working with partners to achieve these goals.

Our public engagement survey has now closed. We will be uploading the responses shortly.