June 15, 2024

A new Denbighshire initiative is opening the doors to volunteers interested in biodiversity.

Denbighshire County Council’s local provenance tree nursery at Green Gates Farm, St Asaph, aims to produce 5,000 native wildflower plants a year alongside 5,000 native trees.

This project has been funded by Welsh Government, through the Local Nature Partnerships Cymru ENRaW project and Local Places for Nature grant.

Already the team at the site is seeing the fruits of their labour with the first native wildflower seeds germinating at the nursery.

Following the Council’s declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency in 2019, this project is part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing biodiversity across the county.

And now the team are welcoming any volunteers to the site who may have an interest in the local environment, keen plant growers or those who generally want to learn more about the wildflower and tree planting projects the Council runs.

Emlyn Jones, Denbighshire County Council’s Head of Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services, said: “We are proud of the biodiversity work at this site and keen to open up volunteer opportunities to those who are interested in what we are doing here for the local environment. It is a great chance to learn more about Denbighshire’s biodiversity from our experienced team at the nursery.

“We are particular keen to welcome volunteers to support us with seed collecting, potting on and other general nursery tasks related to our goal to provide 5,000 wildflower plants and 5,000 trees each year.

“The nursery will also help provide trees and wildflowers to local community groups to help boost biodiversity.”

If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch at [email protected].