Posted: Fri 19th Feb 2016

New trees brighten up Caernarfon street

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 19th, 2016

Five new trees have been planted around a seating area on Crown Street, Caernarfon thanks to Tidy Towns funding. When mature, the trees which are a variety of crab apple known as ‘Street parade’, will form an oval shape and produce an abundance of flowers in May. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Tidy Towns Urban Tree Project is designed to fill gaps in the tree cover of towns by planting up areas where trees once stood but have died through natural loss or have been damaged by vandalism or vehicles. Urban trees are important for towns and cities as they absorb noise from traffic, promote a sense of wellbeing and increase nature and wildlife interest. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns Officer Jonathan Gwyn Neale said: “We think this is an ideal type of tree for the location. The site is built-up so needs a bit of colour and nature to soften the hard features. The flowers and leaves will also add a bit of interest with varying colours throughout most of the year.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor John Wynn Jones, Gwynedd Council Environment Cabinet Member added: “The Tidy Towns initiative is good at finding interesting and unusual projects to improve our local environment. The urban tree project helps provide greenery and colour in built up areas which will transform the look and feel of the area and make it a much more pleasant place to be.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Gwynedd Tidy Towns scheme is funded by a Welsh Government grant as part of a scheme which aims to improve the local environment. Under Tidy Towns, Gwynedd Council has already replaced dozens of missing urban trees and this project aims to plant up to ten more trees. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For more information about Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns scheme, contact the team on 01766 771000 or send an e-mail to tidytowns@gwynedd.gov.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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