We all know that planting more trees is necessary to tackle climate change, lower our carbon footprint and protect habitat for people and wildlife.
We’re now going one step further to demonstrate our commitment to support a cleaner, greener Wrexham for future generations through the launch of our ‘Woodland Pledge.’
We recognise that trees and woodlands are an essential part of our towns and countryside so have developed the ‘Woodland Pledge’ to demonstrate our commitment to increase tree canopy cover and protect new and existing woodland across the county borough.
Cllr David A Bithell, Climate Champion, said “Trees and Woodlands are not only important habitats for a whole host of wildlife, playing a vital part in our fight against climate change; they are also important for our health, wellbeing and quality of life. We cannot take their future for granted.”
The pledge also encourages people to get outdoors to enjoy trees and woodlands in their neighbourhood. A number of events will be available to learn more about our trees and woodlands this Autumn and Winter, including tree planting days, a city tree trail and seasonal craft sessions. All of these events will be advertised through social media and through the Pledge mailing list.
The Woodland Pledge is important
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Environment said, “Trees are such an important part of our environment and we take great pride in protecting those we have aswell as creating new woodlands across the county borough. The Woodland Pledge is important and it’s easy to sign up to learn even more about our woodlands. Together we can protect these vital habitats for generations to come.”
We’re encouraging everyone to join the pledge, including those who are part of a local business, community group or organisation.
By signing up to the pledge you will join our mailing list, where you can find out how to get involved in 4 different ways:
1. Woodland creation
Tree planting to create new woodland or expand existing woodlands throughout Wrexham. Help us plant more trees by joining one of our tree planting schemes across the county.
2. Woodland conservation
Protect and enhance areas of existing woodland for biodiversity, climate change recovery and good quality habitat.
3. Woodland celebration
Allow nature connection within woodlands for health, wellbeing, play and education.
4. Woodland commendation
Understand how valuable trees and woodlands are to our everyday lives.