Wrexham MS welcomes free tree for every household plan

Member of the Senedd for Wrexham, Lesley Griffiths, 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 ambitious new policy will give residents in Wrexham the chance to choose a tree of their own to plant or opt to have a tree planted on their behalf.

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.

Lesley Griffiths MS said: “Planting trees is a simple solution but the impact it could have in the fight against climate change should not be underestimated.  As trees grow, they capture the harmful CO2 out of the atmosphere, as well as help prevent flooding and improve biodiversity.

“The Welsh Government is once again demonstrating its commitment to tacking climate change.  We all have a part to play and this new initiative is a relatively straightforward yet enjoyable way of engaging with the public, offering every household in Wrexham and across Wales the chance to make a difference.”

The Welsh Government has also revealed a consultation is to be launched early in 2022 on plans to create a National Forest for Wales.