Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Coed Caerdydd project. With the help of communities, we aim to increase Cardiff’s tree canopy from 18.9% to 25% as part of One Planet Cardiff.
If you’d like to get involved, please join our mailing list and social media to be kept informed of tree planting and other volunteering opportunities.
We would love as many people as possible to get involved with the project.
Please help us promote our project, events, consultations, and volunteering opportunities by sharing our mailing and social media information with your networks.
Tree planting volunteers
Tree planting events will run from early autumn to spring. You can sign up to individual events online and links will be signposted via our mailing list and social media.
If you are interested in volunteering with us across multiple planting events, please fill in and submit this form (.doc).
Tree guardian volunteers
Looking after our newly planted trees is vital to being able to deliver sustainable canopy growth across Cardiff.
We need your help to complete regular tasks, such as watering, weeding, and reporting any damage, and seasonal tasks, such as re-staking and mulching.
We would ask if you could visit your tree wards weekly or fortnightly and let us know how they are doing. This could be integrated into your normal walks around your area and the amount of time needed would vary depending upon how many trees you want to look after, and tasks needed during that visit (i.e. watering would take longer than a few update photos).
Once we have confirmed your details, we will allocate you a site/s based on your area.
We will also provide brief online training to cover the tasks needed for your voluntary role and how to manage any risks working on sites.
If you are interested in becoming a “Tree Guardian”, please fill in and submit this form (.doc)
Tree nursery volunteers
Looking after our tree stock year-round in our nursery at Forest Farm is essential to being able to plant healthy trees across Cardiff.
We need your help to complete regular tasks, such as watering and weeding, and seasonal tasks, such as lifting and bundling stock, and collecting seeds for propagation.
Over the longer term, we hope to propagate tree stock of local province by annually collecting seeds and growing them on. This will help to prevent the spread of further tree diseases and pests and create resilience within our future trees.
We would ask for up to two hours of your time per week and offer sessions on alternate Wednesdays and Saturdays. Sessions will usually run 10am-12pm at Forest Farm.
Once we have confirmed your details, we will let you know of upcoming tree nursery sessions.
If interested, please fill in and submit this form (.doc)
Ancient Tree Inventory mapping
We are working with the Woodland Trust to promote their Ancient Tree Inventory.
They are asking for volunteers to help map Cardiff’s ancient, veteran, and notable trees and add them to their database. This will help to protect some of our most valuable trees which have been around for hundreds of years.
If interested, please visit the Woodland Trust website to find out more and participate: Ancient Tree Inventory – Woodland Trust
We will be running training sessions on how to map potential ancient, veteran, and notable trees. Please get in touch for more information: email@example.com