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University’s tree felling policy

17 May 2017

Pledge to plant two new trees for every one removed

One of the key factors underpinning the university’s strategic vision to be a world-leading university is the creation of a campus which meets its needs in 2020 and beyond.  A number of major new building projects are currently taking place across the estate as part of the Campus Masterplan, which is regrettably leading to the loss of some trees. This includes trees at the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre at North Campus, the Schuster Annexe building and at the Alliance Manchester Business School.

The removal of mature trees is always a difficult decision to make, and the University has pledged that it will plant at least two new trees for every tree that is felled, a high proportion of which will be semi-mature but including a mix of appropriate sizes.. The University of Manchester is committed to implementing environmentally sustainable practice and to preserving mature trees where possible. A full ecological survey has been carried out for each of the locations affected.