Red Rose Forest

Red Rose Forest

Red Rose Forest is helping to transform a large part of Greater Manchester, including Salford, into a greener, better place to live, work and invest in.

By creating new areas of woodland, it will be a forest for the people: where people can enjoy their preferred form of recreation or sport, relax, socialise, and appreciate the wildlife which will flourish in the forest mosaic. It will provide a healthier environment for us all to live and work in.

It is one of twelve community forests being established in and around some of England's larger towns and cities, taking the countryside into the heart of the urban areas. The new forest will have areas of attractive open spaces, water bodies, and recreational facilities - all within a framework of mixed woodland in the districts of Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Trafford and Salford.

Many schemes have been started in Salford, as well as in surrounding areas, including Moat Hall Wood, New Madams Wood and Blackleach Country Park. Schemes are planned on both public and private land. Many will be carried out by local volunteers or schoolchildren.

Dedicate a tree

If you're travelling a far or just want to improve the environment we live in then why not dedicate a tree?

Dedicate a tree is a charity which supports the work of the North West's three community forestry initiatives.

Businesses of all sizes have a lot to offer and also to gain by helping in the creation of this new type of forest. By planting trees on their land, businesses can improve their environment and provide greener, healthier conditions which will attract and retain employees. Trees and woods will also encourage and benefit shareholders and customers. The image of the area will be greatly improved and, therefore, the economic regeneration of the region will be encouraged, leading to increased inward investment.

All trees and woodlands planted will make a valuable contribution to the development of the forest as a whole. Financial assistance is available to help with the initial establishment and future management of areas of woodland.

Visit the dedicated Red Rose Forest website.

Friends of the Forest initiative

Friends of the Forest is an initiative from Red Rose Forest, the Community Forest for Greater Manchester. It is for people who love the greenery around them and want to see more of it.

Why should I sign up?

You will receive green news, event info, volunteering opportunities and free goodies with our e-newsletter and through our social networking sites. This way you can find out more about your local environment and how to get involved in making it better.

Plus, becoming a friend means you support what Red Rose Forest does. The more supporters we have, the more trees we can plant where you live. Simple.

How do I sign up?

Help us create a greener, Greater Manchester by signing up here!

Who to contact

Red Rose Forest Team
6 Kansas Avenue
M50 2GL
Map to this location
0161 872 1660

This page was last updated on 24 June 2013

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