Confor urges Welsh Government to plant millions more trees

18 October 2019

The Welsh Government has been urged to put more money into tree planting to show it is serious about tackling the damaging impact of climate change.

Confor backed calls by Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths for a "collective response" to the climate emergency, declared by the Welsh Government in April. 

Anthony Geddes, Confor National Manager for Wales, said the move would boost the rural economy - and prove that the climate emergency was not just a meaningless statement with nothing to back it up. 

Confor has set clear annual targets for woodland creation in Wales.  They start at a modest 500 hectares of annual woodland creation, rising progressively to 9000 hectares annually by 2030.