Green Infrastructure

The two year project was launched in March 2020 and has seen green areas in the two project areas; Caia Park and Plas Madoc improved by planting wildflower meadows, trees and bulbs by over 250 volunteers and participants.

In all over 1.2 hectares of wildflower meadow has been sown (and harvested) throughout the project areas which provides valuable havens for our wildlife, especially bees and butterflies and brightens up the areas for everyone.

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A massive total of 5000 bulbs have been planted along with 200 fruit trees creating orchards and 1500 native tree species such as oak, silver birch, ash, hazel, beech, blackthorn and hawthorn planted.

3 hectares of woodland management has also taken place within Caia Park to improve access and open up areas for recreation and play.

Green Infrastructure project lead, Jacinta Challinor, said, “It’s been a fantastic effort and there’s a real community spirit in Wrexham. Its been a pleasure working with communities within Caia Park and Plas Madoc as well as our project partners, North Wales Wildlife Trust and Keep Wales Tidy.

“Not only will the areas involved be enhanced but the trees in particular will contribute to reducing our carbon footprint and contribute to help the impacts seen by climate change.”

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said, “The lasting benefits to our communities will be seen for many years to come and I’d like to thank Jacinta for all her hard and valued work over the past couple of years, even ensuring the project continued during lockdown by taking it online for a while.

“Credit must also go to the local communities for their tremendous support for the project.”

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