April 17, 2024

Work has started to plant and enhance tree cover for nature and the Prestatyn community.

Denbighshire County Council has started work this week on the next phase of the Woodland Creation Project.

Tree planting started at Parc Bodnant in Prestatyn and will be followed by work at Dol Corwenna in Corwen, as well as residential areas around Rhyl and Prestatyn.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of March when nearly 9,500 trees will have been planted across Denbighshire, which will help the Council achieve its net carbon zero goal by contributing to the amount of carbon sequestered (or absorbed).

Ffordd Parc Bodnant will see nearly 1,500 trees planted at the site thanks to the support of the Council’s Climate Change team, Countryside Services and green fingered volunteers keen to help nature recover.

The trees include fruit trees, wildlife hedgerow and widely spaced native trees to help provide shade and keep the parkland habitat setting.

A unique feature of the site will be a wooden outdoor classroom, complete with Bat roof to support the nocturnal mammal and provide a place to roost. Also on the site a pond, wooden benches and signage will be added.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Ffordd Parc Bodnant will be a special site for the local community and a great helping for increasing biodiversity in the area. It’s fantastic that we will have the outdoor classroom as well where residents of all ages can come and learn about and enjoy the site.

“We are also very grateful for all the support from the community, volunteers and Council staff who have helped grow this initiative into a site that will be a big asset for county biodiversity.”