Memorial tree planting project aims to grow opportunities for outdoor education and boost biodiversity

Posted On : 16/05/2023

A new tree planting scheme titled Coetir Enfys Ros (Ros’ Rainbow Wood), which aims to create a woodland spread across schools in Pembrokeshire, was launched at Poppit Sands recently.

The scheme was set up in memory of the former Director of Public Health at Hywel Dda University Health Board, Ros Jervis, aiming to encourage pupils to enjoy the outdoors, improve their health and well-being, as well as boosting biodiversity.

Coetir Enfys Ros will be run by the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools network, which is managed by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority on behalf of a range of local partners.


Group of people standing on a grassy verge alongside newly planted trees. Location pictured is Poppit Sands, Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools Co-ordinator, Bryony Rees said:

“We will be inviting schools to get in touch at the end of the summer term, should they wish to get involved, so that preparations can be made ready for planting to take place at the start of the planting season, from October onwards.

“Schools will be provided with trees, as well as support and advice to identify the most suitable locations for them be planted, to ensure the right trees are planted in the right place. We will also be preparing curriculum linked learning resources linked to Coetir Enfys Ros.”

The launch at Poppit Sands saw Ros’ family and friends come together with representatives from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority at the end of April 2023.

To find out more about Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools visit the PODS website (opens in new window).