Talybont Catchment - YFC Woodland
To celebrate Wales YFC’s 80th anniversary, an oak sapling was given to each member of the Wales Federation of Young Farmers. The 6000 saplings were kindly donated by the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia National Park Authorities, together with Tilhill Forestry.
Traditionally, an 80th anniversary is symbolised by the mighty oak and as it provides a habitat rich in biodiversity along with the theory that from ‘little acorns, big oak trees grow’ holds strong sentiment to the service that Wales YFC has provided to its members in the rural community for the past 80 years and will continue to do so in the future. Therefore, it was seen as the ideal gift to mark this significant milestone in the history of the largest rural youth organisation in Wales.
Brecknock YFC decided to create a woodland with some of the oak trees that were given to the county. This is a great way to celebrate the organisation’s anniversary which could possibly be the first YFC woodland in Wales. Over the last 80 years the organisation has provided members with many opportunities as well as gaining new skills, experiences and friendships. As we plant these oak trees in the 80th year we can look ahead to the next 80 years as the woodland matures, where more members can benefit from this fantastic organisation.
In partnership with Natural Resources Wales the YFC woodland is becoming a reality. The plan is to plant some of the oak trees to be part of a new mixed deciduous woodland, which will be located in the Talybont Forestry along the Taff Trail. This is an ideal location for the public to see and appreciate the YFC woodland as well as to recognise the importance of the YFC in Wales and working in partnership with other organisations.
Volunteers from Brecknock YFC will be planting the oak trees on Friday 23rd March 2018 at 2pm in the location shown in the map below. Meeting point is at the Dam Wall where we will travel to the planting site together.