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York Tree Canopy Target

05/05/2021 - York Tree Canopy Target



(i)           That a 13% target for tree canopy cover in York by 2050 be approved.


Reason: Increasing the tree canopy cover to 13% from the current level of 10.76% will produce carbon sequestration, biodiversity and health benefits. A target of 13% is achievable when balanced against the capacity for tree planting within the unique landscape and setting of York.


(ii)         That it is acknowledged that this target will form part of a wider ambition for the White Rose Forest across the region.


Reason: The regional ambition will be published in a report by WRF on 1 August 2021.


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