Kilvey Hill tree planting prep work

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Pentre-chwyth road

Swansea

SA1 7AA

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I need your help!

So this all started as a day dream a few months ago and I just had an idea that students could plant a tree before they leave University. I thought it would be a great way of leaving a positive impact in the area that we've spent many years living, studying and partying in.

Several weeks later I then saw the devastation left behind from the vandals who thought it would be great idea to start a fire on the hill. This, which I'm sure you're aware, turned into a local evacuation and a vast area of wildlife habitats which have now been burnt to a crisp. However, there's always a silver lining when you look hard enough I say!

We now have a perfect opportunity to restore our hill bigger and better, alongside showing the citizens of Swansea that the student population cares. Another aspect of this project will be focused around preventing further fires on Kilvey Hill, especially during the dry months. But to begin with we will be focusing on preparing the land and planting as many trees as we can.

I've managed to reach out to various agencies; ranging from the local fire and police force, the council, tree societies, Kilvey Community Woodland Volunteers, the Woodlands Trust and several others including the University. All of which have agreed in thinking that this is a brilliant idea and it has the potential to catch on throughout Wales and the U.K. Esepcially taking into consideration the state of which our planet is currently in, with climate emergencies being declared across the globe. It's now time that we take action into our own hands and what better way to fight pollution than to plant trees?

So, getting into the crux of the matter now! I've now received confirmation from my contact at the Woodland Trust to say that we will be receiving our first batch of 420 trees this November. However, we do need to spend time on the hill ensuring that the land will be ready to take the trees for when the time comes.

If you're keen to get stuck in and be apart of this legacy, then make sure to sign up with EventBrite. If not, tell your friends and spread the word if you can, the more the merrier!

Thank you for helping me and I really look forward to meeting you all shortly :)

P.S. This is not an official society just yet, I still need to figure out all of the formalities when I return to Swansea in September.

P.S.S If you have any gardening equipment at home, please bring it with you as I'l only have a limited supply for the day!

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