Swansea Tree Forum
We are a forum of volunteers and organisations who share a wish to engage with tree management decisions in the city. Swansea Tree Forum aims to protect, maintain and improve tree canopy cover in Swansea.
Our volunteers focus on:
Protecting existing trees in Swansea
Planting trees: working to increase tree canopy cover in Swansea and surrounding areas, particularly in areas lacking mature trees.
Promoting and coordinating tree-related activities in Swansea and surrounding areas.
We are proud to work with the following partner organisation: the Urban Tree Team at Woodland Trust, Save Swansea Trees, Friends of Morriston Park, Penllergare Trust and Swansea Council Tree Services Unit.
If you are an organisation who would like to join our partnership, please get in touch.
Campaigns and Partnerships
Tree Protection and Planting
Did you know Swansea has an unusually low amount of tree cover?
In 2014, Forest Research carried out a survey of the trees in Swansea City. You can download the report here. The survey found that Swansea has a low proportion of large trees compared to the rest of the UK, and would benefit from more medium and large-sized trees. Unfortunately, since the survey was carried out, Swansea has lost even more large trees. Watch this space for news on how the Forum is going to be campaigning to protect, and increase, tree cover in Swansea.
Campaigning for tree retention to be a planning priority
Are you worried about tree felling for development?
Organisations we work with
Swansea is a community full of groups who work to protect trees, green spaces and our environment. Here are some of the groups we work with:
Coeden Fach Community Tree Nursery
Environment Centre Swansea
Friends of Morriston Park
Penllergare Valley Woods
Save Swansea's Trees
Swansea Council Tree Services Unit
Swansea University Tree Society
Woodland Trust, Urban Tree Programme