This year ASBP has welcomed over 20 new members, with Anthropocene Projects C.I.C achieving the accolade of becoming the 100th member. This is an exciting milestone for the Alliance and a great opportunity to thank all our members for their ongoing support, as well as think about how far we have come since ASBP was formed just over a decade ago with just 6 founder members.
To celebrate our 100th member we are delighted to announce that we have donated 100 trees to the Caerphilly Woodlands Trust in Wales. This Autumn, now the breeding and nesting season is over, the trust will be planting much needed Holly and Hedgerow trees on our behalf. ASBP has a growing presence in Wales and over the past few years has been collaborating with Dylan Jones at Caerphilly Council for their annual awards programme. Last year’s sculptural awards were handmade from local Ash & Cherry at a workshop in Aberbargoed by Dylan and MA design student Phoebe Oldfield, and it is hoped that the 2022 Awards trophies can be made from thinnings from Coed-y-Werin.
Jayne Garland, Chair of Caerphilly Woodlands Trust, was thrilled to receive these young trees and said work to start placing them within the gaps in Coed y Werins hedgerows will start this coming Sunday, 3rd October 2021.
Aproximately 19.4% of Welsh land area is covered by woodlands and trees. It is estimated this soaks up 1.84 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) each year.
Trees also help clean harmful pollutants from the air; it is estimated Welsh woodlands removed 16,211 tonnes of PM10 in 2015.
Trees are not only an essential part of a healthy ecosystem they also play a great role in making people feel better, improving health and wellbeing, increasing our oxygen uptake and improving our lung and heart systems. That’s why woodlands are a great place to visit or even volunteer.
Contact Caerphilly Woodlands Trust to become an ‘environment improver’ by becoming one of their amazing volunteers.