Hundreds of new trees planted at Stackpole
More than 250 trees were planted by National Trust staff and volunteers at Stackpole this week as part of an ongoing conservation project to restore the estate’s former conifer plantation back to native broadleaf woodland that delivers for nature.
Speaking about the work, National Trust ranger Alex Shilling, said: “Our aim is to create a varied patchwork of native broadleaf woodland by replanting areas that were previously dominated with conifers that have since been lost during storms or felled.”
Hazel, oak, rowan, field maple and elder were among the species planted at Cheriton Bottom by the team, with the trees kindly gifted through the Hay Festival’s Thirty Acre Wood project, a project between the Woodland Trust and the National Trust to mark Hay Festival's 30th anniversary in 2017.
“We’re delighted to have received over 750 trees through the Hay Festival’s Thirty Acre Wood project, with the variety of species selected to help benefit a range of bird, insect and plant life.
“As well as having the support of our Pembrokeshire team, we’ll also be working with local volunteer groups to continue tree planting over the coming weeks,” he added.