Planting boost for city in National Tree Week


Around 250 new trees will be planted in the city this year, including 100 new trees in the city's parks.


To mark National Tree Week(November 24 - December 2), the annual initiative by The Tree Council topromote the importance of and value of trees,Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury  was joined by local ward members and pupils from Severn Primary School  to plant new autumn cherry trees in Thompsons Park, Canton today.


The new autumn cherries are part of the Council's 2018/19 programme that will see in the region of 250 new plantings across the city, helping to improve the local environment.


Thanks to support from Cardiff Civic Society's Tree Canopy Cardiff project, Trees for Cities, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Barcham's Trees, a Welsh Government GI Grant, as well as members of the public funding memorial trees in memory of loved ones, trees will be planted on streets with missing trees within the city and on new sites along main roads to help reduce pollution. The city's parks will also benefit with 100 new trees set to put down roots.


Cllr Peter Bradbury said: "I was delighted to mark National Tree Week at Thompsons Park today, by planting new and replacement trees that will hopefully be enjoyed by visitors to the park for generations to come. We're really grateful to our partners and private sponsors who have enabled us to deliver this year's programme, which underlines our commitment to ensuring that the vitality of the Council's tree stock is maintained.


"This year's programme focusses on areas of the city with low tree canopy cover such as Grangetown, Splott, Adamsdown and Butetown as well as replacing missing trees from parks in Riverside, Canton and Fairwater, and housing sites where trees have had to be removed."