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Belfast Tree Strategy

  • The Tree Strategy

    We are producing a Tree Strategy to help manage and improve the tree-scape in the city, to provide a resilient and diverse urban forest for future generations.

    The plan will have a 10-year lifespan and sets out a commitment to delivering key priorities and actions over the next three years.

  • Draft strategy

    A draft Tree Strategy has been developed with input from the public and a wide range of stakeholders.

    It draws on existing programmes such as Belfast One Million Trees, the Belfast Local Development Plan, and the Belfast Agenda. It clearly links tree planting and management with Belfast’s climate ambitions and the benefits that trees provide to health and wellbeing.

    There are 37 targets, priorities and actions laid out in the draft Tree Strategy document and they are built around three key themes. They are:

    1. Trees and Forest Structure
    2. Community Framework
    3. Sustainable Resource Management Approach

    View our Draft Tree Strategy

  • Have your say

    We want your views on our draft Tree Strategy for the city.

    Complete the consultation (link opens in new window)

    Public information sessions

    We’re hosting a number of public workshops across the city to get your views on our draft Belfast Tree Strategy.

    Time and date Location
    10am to 12 noon on Monday 6 February Girdwood Community Hub
    10am to 12 noon on Tuesday 14 February Falls Park Bowling Pavilion
    10am to 12 noon on Tuesday 21 February Avoniel Leisure Centre
    10am to 12 noon on Tuesday 28 February Malone House
    9am to 5pm on Saturday 25 March 2 Royal Avenue

     To book, go to YourSay (link opens in new window)

  • Supporting information

    We have more information about our Tree Strategy. 

    Draft Belfast Tree Strategy Equality Screening

    We have a statutory duty to screen. This includes our strategies, plans, policies, legislative developments; and new ways of working such as the introduction, change or end of an existing service, grant funding arrangement or facility. This Equality Screening document considers the likely equality impacts of decisions on different groups of customers, service users, staff and visitors.    

    View Equality Screening document

    Rural Needs Impact Assessment (RNIA) Tree Strategy

    This Rural Needs Assessment considers the potential impact of a policy or service on rural communities.

    View Rural Needs Impact Assessment document

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