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Kew Seed collections: Dogwood and Blackthorn berries. Credit: Andy Karran


out in the woods and the Trust has forged good links with woodland owners.”


Andy continued; “I have personally loved working on this project for the past 5 years, visiting a whole range of the finest woodlands in South Wales and meeting many lovely people who have helped along the way. The Kew Millennium Seed Bank project has been great for Gwent Wildlife Trust. We have engaged with many woodland owners, building up strong relationships to assist our other conservation work and have played our part in conserving our tree and shrub species for South Wales wildlife and people for future generations to enjoy.”


Gwent Wildlife Trust Kew Millennium Seed Bank volunteer Peter Hunt, said: “I’m proud to have been able to contribute to this worthwhile and well-run project. Over the past few years, I have appreciated those days out in the beautiful woods of South Wales, collecting seeds and learning to appreciate the diversity of woodlands and the valuable role that trees and other species play in the fascinating woodland ecosystem.”


The UK National Tree Seed Project launched in May 2013 with the aim of securing genetically diverse collections of UK native trees and shrubs. The target species the project aims to collect include many which underpin the UK’s wider plant and animal diversity, as well as supporting the woodland industry, tourism and recreation. So far the project has collected over 13 million tree seeds from over 70 different species right across the UK, from Cornwall to the Isle of Harris, and Northern Ireland to Norfolk. From sea level up to 600 metres above sea level. The project has had the support of over 400 volunteers from 30 partner organisations in a massive UK-wide conservation programme.


Alice Hudson, UK National Tree Seed Project Officer, said: “Over the last seven years, with the help of all our partners and the generous funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery we have created a resource that we hope to be genetically representative of our target native UK tree species. Building up this seed collection of some of the nation’s favourite and most important tree species is a vital step in combating the multiple challenges facing our woodlands, such as pests and diseases and a warming climate. We can’t thank Gwent Wildlife Trust enough for their support in ensuring that seeds from across the UK are collected and their future conserved.”


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‘Tree’-mendous effort: Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Senior Conservation Ecologist Andy Karran collecting tree seeds. Credit Peter Hunt.


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Gwent Wildlife Trust visit www.gwentwildlife.org


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