[Lady walking through woodland]
Caniko Emma Behdjet: There's nothing more relaxing than going for a walk in the forest. Just the sound of the wind in the trees. It just relaxes you, takes you away from all the stress of your everyday life.
[Shots of woodlands]
I wanted to dedicate a tree for my son, I wanted to get him a present that was a little bit different. The idea of a tree for a child I think is really nice because it grows up with the child: as the child grows, the tree grows. And it's something for their future, helping the environment, and I thought he would appreciate it.
[Man in foreground, woodland education session happening in background]
Mike Savage (Community Forests North West): Dedicate a Tree is a way that people can get involved in supporting local woodlands. You subscribe to the scheme and you get a certificate for the woodland, you get a map of woodlands in your area and you get a pack of seed sticks so you can go and plant your own trees.
[Children carrying young trees ready to be planted]
This site, Viridor Wood, is actually built on a former tip site, and so these woodlands can make a fantastic contribution to changing ugly, unattractive brownfield sites into real assets for the community. Places like this can be really important for linking in with local schools, and you get examples like here today, where the children are adopting their local woodland and coming along, helping to increase the range of trees that are here, and learning about all the wildlife that they can find.
[Children planting trees with Forestry Commission staff]
When you come to a place like this it's so calming. The stresses of your life can just sink away, you walk through, just a few minutes in a space like this make you feel calmer, happier and just better.
Caniko Emma Behdjet: I think it's very important that we have these green spaces. I don't want my children to grow up just looking at concrete and breathing car exhaust fumes. This is nature – I think this is how the world should be.
I think dedicating a tree is a really good idea. It only costs £15. For a small amount of money it's a gift that lasts a lifetime. It's great for the environment and a tree is a beautiful thing.
Mike Savage (Community Forests North West): If people want to dedicate a tree they can get in touch with us by phone on 0161 872 1660 or through the website www.dedicateatree.org, and it's a way that people can really make a contribution to the North West, and make it a better place for years to come.
[Logos: Pennine Edge Forest, Red Rose Forest, The Mersey Forest, Channel M production, MEN Media]