BRIGHTON and Hove City Council is to call on residents to care for their trees in a bid to protect the city’s “historic” foliage.

It has promised to give some the chance to become trained tree wardens and check trees for disease.

Environment chief Councillor Anne Pissaridou said trees are “one of the most valued assets managed by the council”.

“We must make sure they are looked after properly now and for future generations.

“They are also an extremely important part of helping the council’s pledge to become a carbon neutral city by 2030.”

The city council will also ask for people’s views on planting more trees and tackling deadly disease such as Dutch Elm Disease.

“It’s really important we hear people’s views on our tree strategy, so I’m encouraging everyone to get involved,” Cllr Pissaridou added.

This story first appeared in The Argus.