Today, we finished off the coppice work that we planted in Bute Park as part of Climate Change Week. The plan for today was to knock a fencing post into the ground, saw the top off at an angle and then nail a Keep Wales Tidy/Tidy Towns Waymarker to the top.
It was far from the blue sky that we experienced when we planted them in the ground a few weeks ago and we weren't scared of a little rain, however, the tools were quite heavy. As such, I recruited help from our Chief Executive, Lesley Jones, and Alaw Ceris from the Cardiff Office to carry the tools onto site and then complete the task in hand. It was very nice to see that the trees looked in good condition with most of them budding out into leaf.
Here is a slideshow showing the work we did today:
This Keep Wales Tidy Coppice will be used by Cardiff County Council's Parks Department to provide a sustainable resource for items such flower supports within Bute Park and for stakes which can be used throughout Cardiff. It will also be a valuable edcational tool for local schools and other visitors to Bute Park.
About Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns' work in Cardiff
Hi, my name is Chris Partridge and I am Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns Project Officer for Cardiff. Activities we undertake are often in partnership with Cardiff Council's Parks Department (both waste services and Community Park Rangers) and Street Cleansing. We have organised events for several businesses across Cardiff and is happy to accommodate future requests. For more information you can contact Chris on 07717 412 270 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow me on Twitter for upcoming events @CardiffKWT