And then imagine asking them tomake it a beautiful and inspiringobject too, one that created awildlife habitat and pollution filter, toboot, an object that made virtuallyevery human being feel happier. Across England’s Northwest wehave a singular opportunity: toplace trees and woodland centrestage in our region’s future. Wewant to double our regionalwoodland cover by 2050 and in theprocess deliver a greener, lowercarbon and more prosperous futureto forthcoming generations.This bold ambition is the focus ofour Forestry Manifesto and is borneout of a desire to tackle climatechange head on, to improve ourregion’s image, provide a richer andmore accessible naturalenvironment and to create genuineopportunities for job creation andenterprise.Our forestry manifesto covers thewhole of the Northwest region:Cheshire, Cumbria, GreaterManchester, Lancashire andMerseyside. It fuses both urban andrural issues (an unhelpful schism inthese convergent times) andunashamedly retains a
focus, as so many of the issues ittouches upon connect our cities,towns, communities and landscapestogether.
OUR FUTURE CANOPY