June 15, 2024

Rhyl Woodland takes shape thanks to local volunteers

Volunteers have dug deep to bring new natural life to a popular Rhyl green area.

A group of kind-hearted volunteers recently rolled up their sleeves to help plant trees at Glan Morfa.

Glan Morfa is an all-ability trail following the banks of the River Clwyd estuary. The wide path takes you through the young community woodland before cutting back towards the estuary.

The Council is continually working to maintain, improve and increase the biodiversity landscape of the county by protecting vulnerable species and habitats for the benefit of both wildlife and people who live and visit Denbighshire.

Some of the work already carried out across Denbighshire includes the planting of over 18,000 trees and the enhancement of biodiversity in the County, with 60 sites being managed to create wildflower meadows.

The Council has also established a project to look at creating four new woodlands across Denbighshire and is planning to plant nearly 5,000 trees before March this year.

Many charities, community groups, volunteer groups, and schools are helping Countryside Service staff to plant trees.

And at Glan Morfa, staff were joined by a committed team of countryside service volunteers to plant the trees around the timber roundhouse are that will be used for community events and classes for green woodworking and sustainable use of woodland coppice product.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Denbighshire County Council lead member for Housing and Communities, said: “The Environment is a priority for us and I’d like to thank all the volunteers and staff from Countryside Service for their hard work and their dedication to this fantastic project at Glan Morfa.”