Planting the Future

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Education and People & Wildlife Officers, along with Gwent Wildlife Trust have been helping Cardiff University’s Project Phoenix, schools’ tree-planting initiative in Wales. The tree-planting programme is a collaboration between Cardiff University and the University of Namibia to improve health, reduce poverty and develop a sensitive and sustainable approach to the environment.

The project launched with a tree-planting ceremony at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf attended by First Minister Mark Drakeford, as well as second days at West Cardiff Community High School and Trelai Primary. Both days turned out to be rather cold and wet, however the enthusiasm of the students could not be dampened, as they all wanted to contribute to something positive for the environment. Over all 45 UK natives tree species were planted with in the school grounds, with the aim to leaving a legacy for future generations.

For more information about our education work contact our Education Office Catherine on c.lewis@welshwildlife.org