The Tree Felling Project

Nant Gwrtheyrn Tree Felling Project

In October last year the work of cutting down the pine trees here at Nant Gwrtheyrn began.  The work is being procured under the Community Woodland Scheme with funding from the Lottery Community Woodland Fund in Wales which is funded by the Welsh Government.  The plan will ensure the long-term future of the woodland as the trees had reached the end of their lives.

All the trees have now been cut and the replanting work has begun, with 5000 trees planted already in April this year.  The work will continue during the end of 2024 and into the first quarter of 2025.  A variety of trees are being planted, including; Grey Willow, Hazel, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Rowan and many more.

The next exiting stages of the scheme will include, isntalling fences, creating paths, installing benches and creating a woodland play area that can also be used as an outdoor classroom.

Mair Saunders, Chief Executive of the Nant, said:

“We have an opportunity to re-establish native woodland to support local biodiversity.  As an established Heritage Centre, there is an opportuinty to attract people to a regenerated forest and educate them about local nature.”

We look forward to seeing the work develop.