A Vale of Glamorgan Council scheme to plant over 100 trees in Penarth began this week as 15 cherry trees of three different varieties were planted in the Golden Gates Park.
The scheme aims to increase biodiversity in the area and across the county, while also combating climate change. The Council say that this programme is one small example of commitments they've made to tackle the climate emergency as part of a wider Climate Change Action Plan.
The nine open spaces in the Penarth where trees will be planted are:
Local community organisations including The Penarth Civic Society, The Penarth Tree Forum, GPG Penarth Greening, and Friends of the parks groups were consulted during the planning of this project.
Speaking about the scheme, Cllr Peter King, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport, said:
"I welcome these exciting plans which are part of a wider programme to reduce CO2 levels and provide additional habitats for wildlife. I hope Penarth residents will be pleased to see the tree canopy in their green open spaces improved."
The "Friends of Golden Gates Park" group added:
"It is wonderful to see all the new trees in the park. We can't wait to see the leaves grow in the Spring. They make a huge positive difference and I am sure that all visitors to the park will appreciate them and enjoy the shade they will provide in the summer."