Cllr Reynolds is not a tree expert but is concerned about the amount of trees and hedges that are disappearing from our landscapes. Trees are the oldest living things on our planet and must be protected, managed and renewed.
Trees not only enhance our landscape and improve the quality of our environment but also support wildlife and biodiversity. Trees can moderate our local climate. They can strengthen communities, be beneficial to the local economy and make a positive contribution to people's health.
Cornwall is one of the least wooded counties in the country so every tree is special.
Cllr Reynolds plans to work closely with the local community, local farmers and landowners to promote the importance of trees by activities such as:
- Championing local trees and woods
- Planting and caring for trees
- Reviewing woodland management
- Surveying trees and gathering information about them
- Providing early warning of threats, disease, decay or vandalism
- Involving people and organisations in tree projects
- Setting up tree nurseries using seeds/saplings collected locally
- Sourcing funding for tree events and projects
If you have any ideas to help with this, please contact Cllr Reynolds