100 new trees planted in four Swansea parks

One hundred new trees have been planted improving biodiversity and the wider environment at four parks in Swansea.

Swansea Council’s Nature Conservation Team secured a grant through the Welsh Government’s Local Places for Nature scheme for the work.

It has seen a hundred semi-mature deciduous trees planted across Cwmbwrla Park, Ravenhill Park, Dunvant Park and Hafod Park with the assistance of local contractors.

Pupils at some local primary schools lent a hand and learned more about the multiple benefits associated with trees, such as habitat creation and carbon capture. 

Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment Enhancement & Infrastructure Management, Cllr Mark Thomas, said: “The sites were carefully selected so that the new trees complement the existing environment within the parks and took into account factors such as surrounding existing tree cover, woodland connectivity potential, air quality and natural flood management.

“The Nature Conservation Team also worked closely with ward councillors, Friends Groups and local residents to form planting designs that will be enjoyed by the public in years to come.

“I’d like to thank the Welsh Government for their ongoing support in helping us make Swansea’s parks even greener and more pleasant environments.

“We hope that through similar funding in future years we will be able to expand this project to more of Swansea’s greenspaces where trees are most needed and appropriate.”

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