Every household in Wales is being offered a free tree to plant as part of the Welsh Government’s plans to tackle climate change.
People can choose a tree of their own to plant or opt to have a tree planted on their behalf.
The first trees will be available to collect from March 2022 from one of five regional community hubs being set up. A further 20 community hubs will follow as part of the scheme run with the Woodland Trust.
Wales deputy minister for climate change, Lee Waters, said: “Trees are amazing – they save lives by keeping our air clean, they improve people’s physical and mental health, they are essential for tackling our nature emergency, improving biodiversity and, of course, in tackling climate change.
“Everyone will have a part to play if we are to be successful in tackling climate change and realising our ambitions to create a National Forest for Wales. I am therefore pleased to announce we have partnered with the Woodland Trust to deliver a campaign that will provide every household in Wales an opportunity to plant a free tree in Wales.
“This will enable people in Wales to further understand and experience the many benefits that trees can provide, not only to the environment but also to people’s health and wellbeing.”
In other efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, a consultation on plans to create a National Forest for Wales will also launch early next year.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living