The Woodland Trust recently launched an initiative to double native woodland cover under the banner of More Trees, More Good. Part of this excellent initiative includes mass public consultation about where more trees should be planted through a campaign called MyView.
Photo: Randwick woods
This to me is a great idea and I wanted to publicise the details here in the hope that local folk might be interested.....here's what they say:
"MyView is a web-enabled system that allows people to take a photo of their local view that would benefit from more trees and load it onto the Woodland Trust website. People can then use our interactive, click and drag design programme to plant virtual trees and create a new 'treed' view for their community. It will enable people to visually demonstrate where they would like to see more trees and then allows them to create a written statement about why more trees in this space are important."
Once the design is finished, the programme creates an e-mail made up of images and statements of a personal MyView to share with their local councillor via e-mail. Acting like a visual petition, the software identifies the local councillor from the postcode or town name of the area people have re-designed and sends their MyView to me. The web site has lots of great info: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/myview