Text: “Welsh Government to plant 86 million trees in nine years in response to climate crisis”

“In a written statement to Senedd members, deputy climate change minister Lee Waters says planting more trees will not only help avoid catastrophic climate change but will create jobs, address the nature emergency, increasing well-being, and mitigating flooding and air quality issues.

Welsh Government has already committed to a National Forest for Wales however it said this target will not be met by Welsh Government planting the trees “but by the communities, farmers and other landowners across Wales”.


In this case knowledge from the “direct experience” of planting will be gained by the Welsh public, not a government agency or a company given a contract to plant the trees. Having citizens directly involved will likely make a difference.