April 14, 2024

A popular historical and recreational land in Rhyl has received a big biodiversity boost thanks to help from the local community.

Denbighshire County Council Countryside, Climate Change and Streetscene staff have helped develop a stronger tree canopy and biodiversity presence around Coronation Gardens.

Joined by volunteers from the local community including volunteers and school children and with support from local ward members, nearly 3,000 trees including wildlife hedgerows to help nature recover have been planted around the site area.

Lending their green fingered support to plant trees were pupils from Ysgol Emmanuel, Ysgol Tir Morfa, Ysgol Plas Cefndy and Ysgol Christchurch

The work 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.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “This has been a really good effort from the local community to help improve the biodiversity on this historic site in Rhyl. Coronation Gardens has been enjoyed by many generations in Rhyl and I hope generations to come will see the positive difference these trees give for nature in the area.

“Other areas in Rhyl including Cambrian Walk, Fern Avenue and Fford Elan Park are also undergoing an increase in trees on the land to help us improve the local biodiversity and I want to thank volunteers and staff for planting over 2000 trees in these areas as well.”