The general characteristic of buildings which totally cover their sites has left little space for trees. It is only where this policy has been deliberately reversed that trees in any number exist today.
The site on the corner of Sackville Street and Whitworth Street was acquired in 1900 to preserve the setting of the adjacent educational buildings. It is now known as Sackville Gardens. The site on the south side of the main UMIST building was bought by UMIST and has been maintained as an open space. Both support a reasonable number of trees.
Elsewhere, a few trees have been planted either in the street or in The planting of suitable species in appropriate locations will be encouraged, as will the planting of replacements before the older trees need felling.
Anyone wishing to fell, prune or uproot a tree covered by a Tree Preservation Order or in a Conservation Area should seek permission first from us before undertaking any work to the tree.
More information on trees.