SOUTH Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard has launched a new campaign which aims to plant 1.4 million trees - one for every resident in the county.

The ‘Tree For Everyone’ scheme will bring together local leaders and communities to increase woodland areas and greenspaces within the region.

Determined to tackle the climate crisis head on, the mayor’s ambition is to support a cleaner, greener and better off South Yorkshire by working with local communities and stakeholders to plant more trees and create more green spaces.

Mayor Coppard said: “Trees literally provide the foundations of our communities.

“They make South Yorkshire healthier, wealthier, greener and cleaner.

“That’s why I’m bringing South Yorkshire together to plant 1.4 million trees - one tree for every person who lives here.

“This couldn’t come at a more important time - as we face the growing impact of climate breakdown, and tackle head on the health inequalities that plague all too many families, holding back our economy.

“Trees are both our heritage and our future, so I’m looking forward to working with our communities across Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield to achieve the challenge.”