THE TEAM responsible for a conservation project set up on Anglesey have planted their first batch of trees for 2019.

The three-year Welsh Hedgerow Project developed by Keep Wales Tidy in partnership with The Woodland Trust held a session at Anglesey Sea Zoo on Tuesday, February 5.

The Long Forest Project group say their aim is to raise awareness of the importance of hedgerows and their uses.

Gareth Evans, Anglesey officer at Keep Wales Tidy said: "We are excited to work in collaboration with this Award-winning local company on the Long Forest Project.

"Anglesey Sea Zoo continue to lead by example and we are grateful for all the help towards building a green corridor of hedgerows that will help the islands threatened population of red-squirrels."

Frankie Hobro, Owner and Director of Anglesey Sea Zoo added that being environmentally responsible is "at the heart of what they do".

"It’s fantastic to work in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy and The Woodland Trust on such a positive project," she said.

"Forest conservation begins with the people and this project aims to create vibrant, sustainable landscapes that will protect and safeguard Red Squirrels and other native wildlife for years to come.

"We will continue to actively work with local voluntary and community groups and lead by example to minimise our impact on the environment by recycling and monitoring our energy use.

"Our hard work has been formally recognised by the international sustainability standard of Green Key accreditation for four years running now, from recycling, water and energy management to supporting local initiatives. Long may it continue."