Demand action in Wales

Ask for a dramatic increase tree cover.

For Wales to respond to the climate emergency and nature crisis, it needs a dramatic increase in targeted tree cover.

Our Emergency Tree Plan outlines how trees need integrating across the landscape. We need trees in our hedgerows, on farms and in our towns and cities.

Call on your representatives to dramatically increase tree cover across the landscape. Take part in our petition on the Assembly website.

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Look after what we have.

  • Protect and restore existing trees and native woodland. 
  • Invest in UK tree nurseries now to enable a rapid expansion of UK grown trees to reduce disease risk of importing trees. 
  • Improve biosecurity at the border. 

Create new policies, capacity and funding for woods and trees.

  • Set new annual country targets on a path to reach 19% UK woodland cover by 2050. 
  • Combine quantity and quality targets for new tree cover to ensure it stores carbon, supports the recovery of wildlife and benefits people.  
  • Deliver an emergency increase in capacity in tree and woodland teams at all levels of national and local government.  
  • Target public money investment in new tree cover that maximises public goods like wildlife.
  • Public forest estates and other public land must lead the way in how to integrate climate action with nature recovery.    
  • Grow the nature-based carbon offset market for unavoidable emissions.  
  • Combine forestry and woodland strategies alongside agriculture in an overall land-use strategy that enables new land for trees as a priority.
  • Provide landowners with financial support for the natural regeneration of woodland.

Take local authority action:

  • Each Local Authority to write an Emergency Tree Plan to identify land for trees, and set annual expansion targets, whilst protecting existing native woodland and trees. 
  • Ensure all development land includes a minimum 30% tree canopy cover. 
You can read the full plan here.

Ymunwch รข’r frwydr yng Nghymru

Gofynnwch am gynnydd sylweddol mewn gorchudd coed.

Os ydy Cymru’n mynd i ymateb i’r argyfyngau hinsawdd a byd natur, mae angen cynnydd sylweddol mewn gorchudd coetir, a hynny yn y lleoedd iawn. 

Mae’n Cynllun Coed Argyfwng yn amlinelli sut y mae angen defnyddio coed trwy’r dirwedd. Mae arnon ni angen coed mewn gwrychoedd, ar ffermydd ac mewn trefi a dinasoedd.

Galwch ar eich ASau i gynyddu gorchudd coed ar draws y dirwedd. Cefnogwch ein deiseb ar wefan y Cynulliad.

Arwyddwch y ddeiseb yn awr

 

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