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Tree Planting scheme underway in county borough

A major tree planting scheme is currently underway in Bridgend County Borough as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

The scheme, which marks Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, invites people from across the UK to ‘Plant a tree for the Jubilee’. It is also a key part of the council’s response to tackling the challenges of climate change and the nature crisis and aims to help the local authority achieve a position of net zero carbon by 2030.

Ten thousand trees at five council owned sites across the county borough are planned, many of which are underway. The five sites are:

  • Min Y Nant in Pencoed,
  • Maes Y Felin in Wildmill,
  • Foxfields in Brackla,
  • Coytrahen Playing Fields in Coytrahen,
  • A field in Litchard between Litchard Primary School and Ogmore River.

The project is funded by Bridgend County Borough Council and Welsh Government’s Local Places for Nature scheme. Planting work has been underway for four weeks and will be completed by the end of March.

Council Leader Huw David visited the tree planting site in Maes Y Felin in Wildmill, Bridgend this week, along with Councillor Stuart Baldwin, Cabinet member for Communities and Mayor John Spanswick to see a row of trees planted along the verge that runs parallel to the main road.

This green initiative is a wonderful way to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and to improve the environment in the long term.

The trees that are being planted throughout the borough will add to the bio-diversity of the area for years to come as well as improve the aesthetic of many public places.

Additionally, the wellbeing benefits that nature provides when integrated into urban areas cannot be underestimated.

Councillor Stuart Baldwin, Cabinet Member for Communities

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