Free Trees for Wales


Deputy climate change minister Lee Waters says that to combat climate change we need to plant more trees. In order to do our bit here in Wales 1.3 million trees will be made available by the Welsh Government at a cost of £2m.

Every household in Wales is to be offered a free tree, with a choice of native species to plant in their gardens. Alternatively, a tree can be added to woodland on their behalf by Coed Cadw.

Planting trees has undoubted benefits to the environment, plus to our individual wellbeing; and scientific evidence suggests they help prevent flooding.

People considering planting their own tree should be confident that they can supply water and ensure their tree doesn’t get swamped by other vegetation. Otherwise, the general advice is that trees are tough and usually survive most conditions.

Initially the trees will be available from March at five hubs. A  further 20 hubs will have trees in autumn 2022.

The locations of hubs and more information on how to claim your tree will be available online and via a network of volunteers very soon.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty knows that she will always be an incomer, but this is to be her sixth summers. The wet and grey days of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire, but she is always grateful for the golden light of spring and summer. Her love of the sea sustains her even through the darkest of days and she can often be found at high tide bobbing about in Fishguard harbour at high tide, often with seals in attendance. When not freezing in water she is usually at her computer. She says" has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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