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Meinir Gwilym

Top Welsh language singer-songwriter Meinir Gwilym returns to her Anglesey roots in search of a notable tree

Top Welsh language singer-songwriter Meinir Gwilym returns to her Anglesey roots in search of a notable tree

Singer-songwriter Meinir Gwilym, one of the best selling Welsh language artists ever, has returned to her childhood roots in Anglesey to register a notable tree as part of the Woodland Trust’s Ancient Tree Hunt project.

When Meinir was a little girl she used to play on the trees at Coed Carrog, near her home in the village of Llangrustiolus, on one occasion swinging from the tree on a rope and falling into the nearby stream!

Now she has returned to the Coed Carrog to register this tree as part of the Ancient Tree Hunt project, that aims to involve thousands of people in finding and mapping all the fat, old trees across the UK.

And Meinir has not just registered this tree on the project website. She has helped raise the profile of ancient trees throughout Wales by doing so as part of story about the Ancient Tree Hunt for the Wedi 7 programme on the Welsh language television channel S4C. Meinir works for the programme as a roving reporter covering north Wales.

In the piece, Meinir talks to Rory Francis from the Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw), who explains just how important ancient trees are and challenges viewers to go out and find one old fat tree and register it on the project’s bilingual website at www.ancienttreehunt.org.uk

Meinir then goes out to register her tree, a beech tree with a 3.2 girth at Coed Carrog, Anglesey

Landscape Photo: WTPL