Our team have installed the Long Forest app to help map local hedgerows.Long Forest have committed to survey over 5000m of hedgerow across Wales during the Long Forest project. We have developed the Long Forest App which allows anyone to survey hedgerows near them.
Keep Wales Tidy working in partnership with The Woodland Trust. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Has developed the Long Forest Project. Together, they will be delivering practical action- recruiting thousands of volunteers to plant 100,000 trees and improve around 120,000m of hedgerow in Wales.
The Long Forest Project empowers communities to learn more about the importance of hedgerows. In particular their increasingly crucial roles in sustaining biodiversity through linking fragmented habitats.
Long Forest embraces historical hedgerow research specifically through studying the role hedgerows play in our cultural heritage within the wider, living landscape.
We are delivering practical action to improve and add to hedges across Wales. Working with volunteers. Long Forest officers have established tree nurseries in our four key areas to look after and propagate native trees for hedgerow planting.
There have been hedgerow management courses for landowners and volunteers. As well as practical sessions in gapping up hedges, planting new hedges and laying or coppicing mature hedges.
Through the Long Forest project, we will:
Manage, improve and extend hedgerows, including garden boundaries.
Help people to understand why hedgerows are so important for biodiversity
Get people involved in caring for hedgerows by teaching new skills
Help people to become more aware of hedges by surveying and recording
Uncover the history which lies behind many hedges, through historic research and mapping.
Although our current focus areas are Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, Monmouthshire and North East Wales.
“Thanks to everyone who turned out for the litter pick yesterday. It was great having local residents join the pick who hadn’t been aware it was happening, but joined in once they saw us on site. Don’t forget you can also support the Morfa Gateway Project by putting your Tesco tokens in our slot”
First day of Volunteering on site at the Morfa Gateway Project
It was a bright but quite a cold day for our first Thursday volunteering on site. The tree cutters work was fantastic as the site looks so much clearer now, and it was good to get the rotten tree removed to make the site safer for volunteers.
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Felling rotten trees
Sign before graffiti removal
Sign after graffiti removal
Sign after graffiti removal
Pete removing graffiti
The trees were decayed
Recently a tree fell onto the road and pathway
Whilst the tree surgeons were attending to the clearance work Pete and Steve from Artisans Collective started work on some of the anti social graffiti by cleaning up some of the signs that have been vandalised.