SIX hundred trees will be planted during a fun day at a Caerphilly park next week.

The trees will be planted on Saturday, November 6, at Morgan Jones Park in Caerphilly. It will be done as part of Global Day of Action between 11am and 3pm.

Climate Action Caerffili Gweithredu Hinsawdd (CACGH) will be leading the planting – with an activity day suitable for the whole family.

The planting of the trees will mark the beginning of Caerphilly’s Tiny Forest – a small forest created using Japanese botanist Akita Myawaki’s method – which is designed to grow 10 times faster than a conventional forest, providing benefits to help combat climate change and biodiversity loss.

On November 6, people attending will be able to plant a tree and take part in a number of activities. Local artist Kate Raggett of Arty Parky will be creating a piece of art made from natural materials found in the park.


The Tiny Forest will include a classroom area for schools and the community to make use of. It will provide children with the opportunity to plant trees and inspire a connection to nature in young people.

CACGH want people in the local community to get involved and help the project. Group volunteer Terry Gordon said: “The Tiny Forest project has already inspired a lot of local community interest and a number of local businesses have made generous donations to the project.”

Jamie Pritchard, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s deputy leader and ward councillor for Morgan Jones Park, said: “We are all very excited for work to start on Caerphilly’s Tiny Forest. This is an exciting project that will improve biodiversity and provide a number of benefits to protect our local environment. It’s a pleasure to be part of something which will have a positive impact in the community.”