Radyr Primary School pupils have been busy planting a new Liquidambar tree at Windsor Gardens to replace one that was vandalised over the Christmas holiday by someone who clearly lacked respect for our community.
The tree had been planted to commemorate work done on behalf of the community by three, long serving community councillors, following their retirement from the council.
The damaged tree was replaced with a larger, more mature tree, with a tree guard installed to protect it.
The picture shows local resident and gardening expert, Jim Goodwin, leading the work of planting the tree. The spade was used by the children to pack soil around the roots - in the hope that the new tree will grow to a good size - and give pleasure to those who visit the park for many years to come.
Also in the picture are some of the school's teachers along with the then council chair, Ralph Vaughan and Cllr Rod McKerlich.
'It was great to see the children taking time out from school to help plant this beautful tree' said Cllr Vaughan. 'They will be able to watch it grow - and enjoy the amazing show of colour that the Liquidambar tree will provide.'
The second photograph shows how the tree could look as it matures.