Volunteers planting trees at Mill Rd Recreation Ground
Volunteers planting trees at Mill Rd Recreation Ground. Credit: Cardiff Council

How green is my area? Find out if Cardiff Council is planting trees near you 

Volunteers across the city are grouping together to improve the environment

CARDIFF Council is planting 30,000 trees over the next six months in a push to make urban areas greener. 

Morganstown Park and Pentwyn Park, Radyr, are next in line to have new trees which will be planted on Saturday, November 18. 

The initiative is part of Cardiff Council’s tree planting programme, Coed Caerdydd, which was launched in 2021. 

Since the programme started, about 50,000 new trees have been planted and volunteers have spent a total of 5,000 hours across every ward in Cardiff. 

More than 50 events will be held this tree-planting season which runs through to April.

Interact with the map above to see a tree planting event near you

Cabinet member for Culture, Parks and Events, Councillor Jennifer Burke, said: “Last year we had 1,356 volunteers helping us with planting and if we can match that this year, we could be looking at 80,000 new trees having been planted in just over three years.

“That’s great news for Cardiff and for the planet and I’d really encourage people to sign up for one of our planting events, they’re great fun and a great way to make a positive difference. 

“As these trees become established, they’ll provide important habitats for nature, make our city greener, clean the air we all breathe, and help absorb some of the climate-changing carbon emissions we create.” 

  • Volunteers can sign up to future tree planting events, including those in Radyr and Morganstown. Sign up here.