Tree planting campaign being launched today in Whitchurch
Julie Morgan, the Assembly Member for Cardiff North, has launched a tree-planting campaign in her constituency to help make a positive impact on climate change at a local level.
Julie Morgan AM for Cardiff North said: “I want to play my small part in combatting climate change and it seemed best to do this at a local level. My plan is to plant one tree for every year of my time as a representative for Cardiff, so 21 trees in total.”
Julie Morgan was MP for Cardiff North from 1997 to 2010 and has been Assembly Member for the constituency since 2011.
Julie Morgan said: “I’m starting by planting a native British crab apple tree in the Whitchurch Community Garden which I helped to establish in 2015. I hope the new tree will attract wildlife and bees to the garden as well as helping combat climate change.”
She added: “The issue of climate change is the number one issue of our times – and it’s the first thing young constituents mention to me when I meet them.
“Last year I held a ‘Climate Change Summit’ and I was impressed by how many school children ranging in age from primary pupils to Sixth Formers. They were all deeply concerned about climate change, as I am, so I wanted to take some positive local action.”
The AM said she will next plant three trees in College Road Park in Llandaff North, with the help of a local ‘Friends’ group which she has recently helped establish there.
This will be followed by another tree at Llanishen High School.
Julie Morgan added: “I would like constituents to come forward with suggestions as to where I can plant the rest of the trees. This could be in community areas, school playgrounds or even someone’s front garden,” she added.