Last year, nearly 100 trees were planted in Mold with the help of some amazing volunteers. Flintshire County Council, North Wales Wildlife Trust and Mold Town Council worked together on the project, giving careful consideration to select the best tree species for each site particularly with size and maintenance in mind. Potential sites had been identified following a public consultation in July.
The benefits of urban trees are well researched, for shade and cooling, plus reducing harmful emissions from traffic. And of course they look great, increase biodiversity and people love having them close to where they live; demand for houses tends to be higher in ‘greener’ areas.
Tree planting will soon start again in Mold. Over 50 trees will be planted in public sites, sponsored by two outstanding Mold businesses – Capacity Marketing for Charities (Mold Business Park) and Celtic Financial Planning Ltd (Bromfield Industrial Estate). Once again volunteers will be needed to help plant the trees.
The planting dates and sites are subject to some final checks; for information please contact Sarah Slater, FCC Biodiversity Officer, 01352 703262, or email firstname.lastname@example.org