Welsh Labour’s Member of the Senedd for Gower, Rebecca Evans MS, has welcomed the announcement from the Welsh Labour Government that every household in Wales will be offered a free tree to plant to help tackle climate change.
This bold new policy will give residents in Gower the chance to choose a tree of their own to plant or opt to have a tree planted on their behalf.
Welsh Labour’s Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters MS, has confirmed that the Welsh Government has partnered with the Woodland Trust to deliver this campaign.
The first trees will be available to collect from March, from one of five regional community hubs that will be established. The Welsh Government aims to set up a further 20 hubs across Wales by October 2022.
Welcoming the announcement, Rebecca Evans MS said:
“Trees really make a difference to our everyday life – they keep our air clean, and they are essential to tackling the nature emergency, improving biodiversity, and tackling climate change.
“We all have a part to play when it comes to successfully tackling climate change, so I’m glad that our Welsh Labour Government is going to offer every household in Wales a free tree to plant.
“I’m also pleased that they have recognised that it will not be possible for some households to plant a tree themselves and are instead offering the option of having a tree planted ‘for me’ – this will ensure that everyone benefits from the campaign.”
The Deputy Minister also revealed that a consultation would launch early in 2022 on plans to create a National Forest for Wales.