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Latest Newsletter: Newsletter 23 (April 2019). You can also save your copy to disk or print it. Paper copies also available free in the Town Library, but using electronic format saves paper.
GAG News Bulletin 13 (January 2019)
NORTH ROAD PARK
The proposed felling of White Poplars to the rear of Cambridge Terrace adjacent to this green space and that of the line of large Cupressus next to the Health Clinic has been controversial.
After careful consideration, GAG has supported the Town Council’s proposals and explained the reasons for this (available to read on the GAG Facebook page)
A public consultation event was held in the bandstand recently to consider the future of this important green space. Results are awaited. GAG has encouraged the Town Council to apply for a Landfill Tax Fund grant to develop this area sensitively. New trees have been planted (four Limes and four Crab Apples) and it is intended for the Cupressus to be replaced with a more suitable species, leading to an overall increase in trees on the site when work is finished.
Following the grant from Aberystwyth Town Council, tree labels have been ordered to be put on selected trees along Plascrug Avenue. The labels are similar to those used by Kew Gardens and have a spring washer designed to move as the tree grows. This will serve both the identification interest generated by the Tree Trail and an educational aspect for schools. The Tree Trail is proving very popular with leaflets available in the TIC having to be replenished regularly.
Town Council representatives attached the first few labels in November to celebrate National Tree Week. Unfortunately the weather was appalling.
An event will be organised to attach further labels in Spring when leaves are on the trees and the weather is warmer.
PARC NATUR PENGLAIS
Volunteers have recently planted over 100 new trees in the Parc with funding kindly provided from two legacies. Trees planted were mainly whips of Hawthorn and Hazel with some Oak, Rowan and 3 Scots Pine. 4 large Lime were planted alongside the main path.
MUNICIPAL CEMETERY, Llanbadarn Road.
A photo collage has been designed by GAG and printed with finance from Ceredigion County Council.
This will be mounted on the Cemetery notice board shortly. It shows some of the insects and wildflowers found in the Cemetery. These have been encouraged by the management plan that leaves some areas of grass long, with a mowing regime of cut and lift once a year in Autumn.
YR HWB, PENPARCAU
Some GAG volunteers helped with the planting of pollinator-friendly flowers in the green space around the new Community Centre. Some fruit trees have been planted to create a Community Orchard and GAG has supplied strimmer guards for these to prevent damage during grass cutting.
GAG is monitoring the trees in Cae Kronberg and along Boulevard St. Brieuc, some of which will need replacing.
New trees along the Park Avenue cycle/multi-use trail are doing well.
A tree in North Parade has been felled – the trunk was leaning but the tree appeared healthy. It is hoped that the Trunk Road Agency will fund a replacement. The other trees replaced along North Parade are doing well.
PARC y LLYN
GAG volunteers have helped clear vegetation from around the two ponds. Further work is needed and a new liner needs to be put in place to complete the pond regeneration project.
GAG volunteers have continued to assist with Himalayan Balsam clearing on days organised by Ceredigion C.C.
A group of local residents and councillors have recently planted daffodil bulbs in the grassy bank in Poplar Row. Bulbs left over were also planted on the bank next to the Veterinary Science Centre on the Buarth.
Proposed Aldi development in Park Avenue – GAG submitted comments to Ceredigion CC. in response to the planning application. These included the need to plant additional trees on the site or finance planting elsewhere in mitigation.
GAG now has another means of communication with members and the general public: https://twitter.com/Greener_Aber
Previous Newsletter: Newsletter 22 (Oct 2018). You can also save your copy to disk or print it. Paper copies also available free in the Town Library, but using electronic format saves paper.
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