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Cardiff street trees moved to permanent home in Splott

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An artist impression of a transformed Castle Street. Credit: Cardiff Council.

19 trees which were temporarily installed on Castle Street last summer are being moved to new permanent homes in Splott Park and Moorland Park.

These two parks in Splott have been chosen as sites for the ornamental Pear trees as the area currently has some of the lowest tree canopy coverage in Cardiff.

9 trees will be planted in Splott Park, with 10 being planted in Moorland Park. The trees are all being planted in newly designated one cut mowing areas.

The new ‘one cut’ areas which cover a combined area of 11,475m2 are being introduced in the parks this mowing season, as part of the council’s ongoing work to support biodiversity.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “One of the aims set out in our One Planet Cardiff response to the climate emergency was to increase tree canopy coverage in Cardiff by 25% by 2030 – finding these trees a permanent home is one small step on the road to achieving that.”

“By the end of the planting season we will have planted around 2,400 trees across the city and we are committed to planting many more as we drive Cardiff towards being a carbon neutral city by 2030.”

Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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