July 13, 2024

Team works to protect ancient history of local trees

An appeal has been launched to help preserve the lineage of ancient Denbighshire trees.

Denbighshire County Council’s Biodiversity team is preparing to carry out work to help safeguard history of long standing trees across the region.

The team is appealing to all landowners across Denbighshire who have ancient or veteran native broadleaf trees on their property to step forward and help preserve the lineage. If landowners are interested in contributing to conservation efforts in the county, all the officers need to do is collect seeds from the designated tree. These will then be grown at the Council’s tree nursery at St Asaph which has already seen 11,500 trees grown on site for 2023.

Biodiversity Officer Liam Blazey explained: “We are on the lookout for these magnificent trees and their seeds to help preserve and increase our county’s canopy cover and would really appreciated the help of landowners to do this.”

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We have a great facility in the shape of our tree nursery which is really forging ahead to help us improve our biodiversity right across Denbighshire. It would be fantastic if we can use this to continue the legacy of those proud ancient trees out there in the county and I would encourage landowners to get in touch if they want to do their bit to help our local tree canopy thrive.”