Go Wild About Mold!

and green up the area

Where would you like trees to be planted, perhaps on a verge or a plot of land near where you live? Would you like a tree or wild flowers for your garden or estate?

Pruning heritage variety fruit trees in the Community Garden, Park Avenue, Mold, in 2012.

The latest buzz around Mold is the new project being delivered by North Wales Wildlife Trust, funded by the National Lottery and the HDH Wills Charitable Trust. There will be a series of events, activities, workshops and volunteer opportunities occurring until October 2019, offering people the chance to learn about their local wildlife and how to help it, whilst also giving local green spaces some much deserved care and attention.

Amy Green, Wild About Mold Project Officer, said “Wild About Mold is delivering work in our Alun and Chwiler Living Landscape area, which encompasses the upper river Alyn and Wheeler valleys. This new project is open to suggestions of locations for activities to occur, such as wild flower planting, tree planting, nest box sites or guided walks and we’re really looking forward to working with local communities to improve green spaces.”

Every Cittaslow town appreciates that a green infrastructure is what brings our towns and communities alive and makes them great places to live in.

Cittaslow’s More Trees for Mold project worked with local communities in 2012, and planted over 100 trees in schools and public spaces, and trained and supported local people to look after the trees.

Now, in partnership with North Wales Wildlife Trust, Mold Town Council, and members of the public, the work can continue by identifying sites in Mold for more trees and wild flowers.

Where would you like trees to be planted, perhaps on a verge or a plot of land by where you live? Would you like a tree for your garden or estate?

Detailed maps of Mold are being prepared to identify potential sites for more trees and wild flowers. Please give Mold Town Council your suggestions by September.

Here in Mold we recognize that street trees deliver a wide range of tangible and cost-effective economic, social and environmental benefits. Trees make a town look fantastic as well as performing many services. They promote better mental and physical health according to the Forestry Commission.

They act as carbon sinks and air filters and reduce pollution, soak up excess water and reduce the urban heat island effect, and also provide oxygen. Wildlife Trusts Wales gives an example of an 80-foot beech tree absorbing the daily carbon dioxide output of two homes.

Despite these benefits, urban canopy cover across the county of Flintshire is only 14.5%, the seventh lowest in Wales; with Mold’s canopy cover at 15.3% being below the average for Wales at 16.3%.

Funding from the Big Lottery for the Wild About Mold scheme will enable tree planting in communities along the Alun and Chwiler river corridors. Please contact Mold Town Council on 01352 758532 with your suggestions supportofficer@moldtowncouncil.org.uk

or Amy Green on 0796 169 8437  AmyGreen@wildlifetrustswales.org

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