April 15, 2024

Celebration tree marks Corwen tree planting work

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Corwen’s community has come together to celebrate a local biodiversity boost. Denbighshire County Council Countryside,…

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Corwen’s community has come together to celebrate a local biodiversity boost.

Denbighshire County Council Countryside, StreetScene and Climate Change teams have worked with local volunteers to increase and improve the tree canopy and biodiversity at Dol Corwenna.

Work at Dol Corwenna is part of the Council’s wider Woodland Creation Project that will see nearly 17,000 trees planted across the county, including schools, by the end of the month to help with the drive to reach net carbon zero by contributing to the amount of carbon sequestered (or absorbed) and tackle nature’s emergency.

To mark the support to local nature, a celebration tree was also planted at the site. A sessile oak was chosen via a public survey regarding the area and the volunteers who attended helped plant the tree.

Around 2,500 trees, including hedgerow trees, will also be planted there and at Dol Afon to enhance the tree cover, biodiversity and habitat connectivity of the two sites.

Volunteers who helped with the tree planting work included pupils from Ysgol Caer Drewyn and Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy, and also representatives from the local Merched y Wawr

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “We are very grateful to all the volunteers who have helped out staff create a fantastic area for improved biodiversity in Corwen.

“I hope generations of Corwen residents and visitors to the town and Llangollen Railway will see the benefits of this work for nature for years to come.”