MORE than 100,000 trees have been planted in Denbighshire over the past ten years.

Denbighshire County Council’s Countryside Services planted the trees as part of its ongoing work across the county.

In addition, as part of the Council’s work on the environment under its Corporate Plan, a further 9,000 trees have been planted since 2017 as part of the Welsh Government-funded PLANT project.

This project, along with the new Well Connected project which aims to create a green corridor between Rhyl and Prestatyn, will see a further 7,500 trees being planted this winter.

Many charities, community groups, volunteer groups, and schools are helping Countryside Service staff to plant trees, such as Keep Wales Tidy, Friends of the Earth and Coleg Llandrillo.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Denbighshire County Council lead member for Housing and Communities, said: “The Environment is a priority for the Council under our Corporate Plan and it is encouraging to see we are well on the way to reach our target of planting 18,000 additional trees by 2022. These 18,000 trees are on top of the 10,000 we plant across the county each year.

“I’d like to thank the volunteers and staff from Countryside Service for their hard work and their dedication to this project.

“These trees will help create green havens for residents and improve open spaces in the county while planting trees also helps offset carbon emissions.”

Volunteers can take part in the next set of planting days in Rhyl on January 29 and 30 at the Cut and on February 7 in Coed Y Morfa, Prestatyn.

Both session will run from 10am to 3pm. Email or phone 07825421453.