Natural Heritage Tree Project

Following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, in September 2017 NFWI-Wales launched a two-year project to Preserve, Protect and Plant Urban Trees.

The project is engaging WI members across Wales as champions of trees in their local communities. Members are being supported to survey, observe, preserve, protect and engage communities in tree planting and on-going monitoring. They are also raising awareness about the value of trees to the wider public.

Trees in Wales' town and cities deliver many social benefits as well as mitigating climate change. However, recent studies show that 73% of urban areas in Wales have lost trees since 2010 and 7,000 trees were lost between 2006 and 2013. This project will aim to help reverse this decline.

Read the press release.

Read our newsletters to find out about federation activities in your area.

Newsletter - November 2019

Newsletter - August 2019

Newsletter - May 2019

Newsletter - March 2019

Newsletter - January 2019

Newsletter - June 2018

Newsletter - March 2018

Take part in the Garden and Street Tree Species Survey

Take part in our survey as a WI or as an individual member. Please return the form to the NFWI-Wales Office.

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Picture: Philip Wheeler

Training and Support

Project Pack for Federation Project Co-ordinators.

Powerpoint presentation - Data Input Guide for Treezilla Map and OPAL Tree Health Survey

On 22 November 2017, a training day was held for the Project Co-ordinators who lead the project at a federation level and provide information and support to WIs.

The second training day for Project Co-ordinators was held in October 2018.

A third training day for Project Co-ordinators was held in September 2019. Speakers included Tom Jenkins from Forest Research Wales and Gareth Coles from Voluntary Arts Wales. Read the report here.

Federation activities

During February and March 2018, training days were held for WIs within their federations.

Anglesey Federation's Training Day

Gwent Federation's Training Day

Find out about the development of the project across Wales.

Let us know about your WI activities

Complete our project questionnaire to let us know about your activities.

Get involved

If your WI is interested in taking part in this exciting project, please contact your federation office or the NFWI-Wales Office. Alternatively, please complete and return our project questionnaire.

We acknowledge the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy.

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