Over 10,000 trees have been planted across Wrexham over the autumn and winter months thanks to the efforts of over 500 volunteers.

The work supports Wrexham Council’s 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.

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

The 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.


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.

“It's 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.”