Colorful street trees to add canopy cover to Llandudno

CONWY County Borough Council are planting an avenue of street trees in Llandudno to bring more canopy cover to the town.

The young trees are being planted along Lloyd Street by contractors Lowther Forestry, using underground tree pits with cages for protection.

Three tree varieties have been chosen for their value to wildlife, resilience, seasonal colors and tolerance of traffic pollution – Small Leaved Lime (Tilia cordata), False Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) and London Plane (Platanus hispanica).

Cllr Geoff Stewart, Conwy County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighborhood and the Environment, said: “Historically, Llandudno had many tree lined streets, which have been lost over time.

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“These new trees will provide shelter and food for our urban wildlife – songbirds, bats and pollinators.

“They will provide greenery and shade, improve the air quality, capture and store carbon dioxide, and bring well-being benefits for residents.

“We’re looking forward to the trees coming into leaf in Spring and the difference they will make to Lloyd Street as they grow.”

Lloyd Street is the last site planted this year as part of the Council’s urban tree planting scheme, with money from the Welsh Government’s Local Places for Nature fund.

The scheme has targeted urban wards with the lowest tree canopy cover, including Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Towyn and Kinmel Bay.

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