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An artist impression showing how the viaduct could look

Work gets underway on urban sky park 

Plans to create a new urban sky park for Manchester are a step closer to reality with work about to get underway on Castlefield viaduct. Due to open in July, we're aiming to turn the imposing 330 metre steel viaduct into a temporary park in the sky and create a meeting place to benefit people and nature that celebrates the industrial heritage of Castlefield. The pilot phase of this project will see a green space created to stretch half way across the elevation of the viaduct.

A ranger and volunteer planting a grafted tree inside a cage in the ochard

The Queen’s Green Canopy: our tree planting projects for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 

This year, we’re supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy at the places in our care to mark the Platinum Jubilee. We’re creating a legacy that honours Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. 70 unique and inspiring Jubilee tree planting projects will take place to mark this significant moment in history.

Protecting nature, beauty and history

Tackling climate change

Responding to climate change

Watch this video to uncover how we’re responding to the changing climate at places in our care and why we’re calling on the Government to make bigger commitments and bigger changes in this crucial year of climate action. Through local projects, partnerships and funding, we're working to heal climate harm, everywhere we can. Discover how individual places are adapting, how you can get involved, plus check out our hazard map and what happened at COP26.

Caring for trees

How you're helping to plant trees

Our ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030 is progressing at pace thanks to your support. We've already planted thousands of young saplings across the UK, and we've also identified sites for a further 1.5 million trees to be planted during the next two years. Watch this video to find out how you've supported tree planting at Conygree Farm on the Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire.

Conservation and discovery

" As a charity we appreciate your support now more than ever in these difficult times. Over the past year it’s become clear just how much we all need fresh air, open space and beauty. Your donation today will help look after all our special places for everyone, for ever."
- Lydia Lee, National Trust Fundraising Director

Looking after special places