Belfast: One Million Trees

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In 2020, we began working with partners from organisations across the city to create a process for collective tree planting across Belfast. The idea originated with Belfast Metropolitan Residents Group and has become an ambitious partnership initiative coordinated by Belfast City Council, which aims to make our city greener, cleaner and healthier. Our ambition is to see one million trees planted over a 15-year period.


Why is planting trees important?


We had been been working behind the scenes to coordinate the Belfast One Million Trees programme, identifying potential sites for planting, and building a partnership of statutory agencies and voluntary organisations who can help us make this happen. Then in December 2020, we were very excited to be able to launch the Belfast One Million Trees programme - check out our short video and stay in touch!


Now, its your chance to get involved. Each year, we'll be asking for your ideas about how we can make the Belfast One Million Trees happen. Use the mapping tool below to show us the "Places" where you'd like to see a tree planted or tell us your comments and ideas using the "Ideas" tab. We especially want to hear from businesses and public landowners across the city who would be willing to plant a tree on their land.


In 2020, we began working with partners from organisations across the city to create a process for collective tree planting across Belfast. The idea originated with Belfast Metropolitan Residents Group and has become an ambitious partnership initiative coordinated by Belfast City Council, which aims to make our city greener, cleaner and healthier. Our ambition is to see one million trees planted over a 15-year period.


Why is planting trees important?


We had been been working behind the scenes to coordinate the Belfast One Million Trees programme, identifying potential sites for planting, and building a partnership of statutory agencies and voluntary organisations who can help us make this happen. Then in December 2020, we were very excited to be able to launch the Belfast One Million Trees programme - check out our short video and stay in touch!


Now, its your chance to get involved. Each year, we'll be asking for your ideas about how we can make the Belfast One Million Trees happen. Use the mapping tool below to show us the "Places" where you'd like to see a tree planted or tell us your comments and ideas using the "Ideas" tab. We especially want to hear from businesses and public landowners across the city who would be willing to plant a tree on their land.


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Belfast: One million trees map

6 months

A big thank you to everyone who got involved last year and suggested sites for the 2021 round of tree planting in the Belfast One Million Trees Programme. We received a whopping 275 suggested tree locations in the city!  The Belfast One Million Trees Delivery Team is assessing these sites for suitability and an update will be provided in the spring.   

New submissions for potential sites for 2022 has now opened.  Please use the 2022 pink marker to tell us about the locations you'd like to be considered for the next round of tree planting.  All locations will be subject to a successful feasibility assessment, but have your say now and show us the places you think would work for our One Million Trees Programme.  

We have kept all the markers people added from last year, so you can see what areas have already been suggested as potential sites for our tree planning programme.  

Get involved now and help us reach our goal of Belfast One Million Trees!  

Please note: only locations within the Belfast City Council area can be considered for this programme.  

Page last updated: 24 Apr 2022, 04:32 PM