Bracknell Forest is the third most forested area in the country and we are consulting on a new strategy that aims to preserve this special forest heritage.
The Bracknell Forest Tree Strategy describes how we will approach the management of trees, hedgerows, orchards and woodland in the borough over the next few years.
Trees provide us with a wide range of benefits that support our quality of life. They have a natural beauty that enhances the landscape and people’s recreational experiences, creating appealing places for leisure and play. They are also home to a wide variety of wildlife, giving people an opportunity to experience nature close up.
We are inviting feedback from the public on the new strategy, which already incorporates feedback from stakeholders such as the Hedge and Woodland Conservationists and Warfield Environment Group.
Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection, said:
Trees form an important part of our borough and give Bracknell Forest its special character.
The Tree Strategy looks at how we can sustainably manage this resource in order to deliver benefits and improve the quality of life now and in the future for our residents, businesses and visitors.
We would like to encourage you to have your say about the strategy, and help us shape the future of the Borough’s trees and woodlands.
A copy of the Tree Strategy is available on our consultation portal where you can leave your feedback via the survey.
The consultation closes on 7 January.