“Trees are amazing. 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.” Lee Waters
Welsh Government to give every household a tree
Over the coming year, every household in Wales will be offered a free tree to plant as part of the Welsh Government’s bid to tackle climate change. That could see one million trees planted.
The country’s Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters explained that the initiative aimed to engage the public in the fight against climate change as well as being a good way to plant more trees across the country.
He 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.”
Not everyone will have the space to plant their own tree at home though and this has been taken into consideration so everyone can still get involved.
Waters said: “The deep dive made it clear that everyone will have a part to play. That is why we will make an option that will allow for people to opt to have a free tree planted on their behalf at locations across Wales via the community hubs and volunteers.”
The trees can be collected from five regional hubs, which are set to open by March 2022. By October next year, 20 more hubs will be ready across Wales.
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