Over the Autumn and Winter months and with the help of over 500 volunteers more than 10,000 trees have been planted across the county borough!

The work supports our Tree and Woodland strategy and a commitment to increase canopy cover in Wrexham. Funding from Woodland Trust Emergency Tree Fund, Trees for Cities and My Tree, Our Forest has supported this huge success and we thank them for their support.

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Woodland habitats are threatened by numerous issues such as habitat loss and disease and we recognise the importance of safeguarding such vital habitat for people and wildlife.

Our tree planting schemes will create biodiverse wildlife corridors to allow for a variety of animals to navigate between habitats, which is increasingly important in urban areas. This is crucial to combatting the nature emergency that was declared for Wales as we respond to the effects of climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation.

It’s time we all fell in love with trees

Darren Williams, Chief Officer Environment and Technical, said, “There are many benefits to planting trees and woodlands that go beyond creating habitat for wildlife. Trees can support health and well-being, improve air quality, offer shade, prevent nutrient loss and soil erosion, improve water quality, and reduce the risk of flooding.

“Its time we all fell in love with trees because they offer so much to our quality of life. You can learn more about trees and woodlands throughout the Spring and Summer by joining us at our variety of events and activities across the County.”

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