Green fingered enthusiasts are being given the opportunity to grow their knowledge of seeds.

Denbighshire County Council’s biodiversity team is opening up their annual seed gathering work to those interested in making a difference for their own local environment.

Currently it is the Seed Gathering Season campaign, organised by the Tree Council to inspire people with the right permission to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future.

The Council has arranged a number of seed collecting days which will see seeds gathered and grown at the St Asaph based Tree Nursery as part of the continuing work to improve local biodiversity in Denbighshire.

Once grown the trees will be planted at Denbighshire woodland sites to maintain and improve species richness across the county.

The Seed collecting days are set to take place at various woodland and estates across the county which will enable collection from veteran and ancient trees and some uncommon species not regularly found.

On some of the sites the team will also be joined by local countryside rangers who will be able to help people learn more about the area and the past environmental history.

The Seed gathering days include:

  • Weds 5th Oct – Coed Collfryn
  • Weds 11th Oct – Loggerheads
  • Weds 19th Oct – Chirk
  • Weds 26th Oct – Dinas Bran
  • Weds 2nd Nov – Coed Collfryn
  • Weds 9th Nov – Big Wood (Mold)
  • Weds 16th Nov – Erddig
  • Weds 24rd Nov  – Coed Pwllgwyn
  • Weds 30th Nov – Loggerheads

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “ We have had some fantastic volunteers helping us so far with our biodiversity work and I would really encourage anyone with an interest in growing trees or wanting to learn more to take up this opportunity.”

If anyone is interested they can email biodiversity@denbighshire.gov.uk  for more information and to secure a place.