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Wales provides a tree for every household to help protect the climate


The Welsh government is getting its citizens involved in climate protection: Almost 1.4 households are to receive a tree that will be planted. But that is only the beginning of meeting the climate targets.

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Ornamental cherry and crab apple trees in a tree nursery (symbol image)

Photo: Mohssen Assanimoghaddam / dpa

The government of Wales wants to provide every household with its own tree in the fight against climate change.

Citizens can either plant it themselves or leave it to the environmental organization Coed Cadw.

In both cases, the trees should not cost anything.

According to the latest figures, there are around 1.38 million households in the British part of the country.

Ten percent of the farmland to forest?

The free trees can be picked up in five regional centers from March 2022, the government announced.

The total cost of the project is estimated at £ 2 million.

With this, the government wants to motivate the Welsh people to plant trees of their own accord in the future.

Vice-Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters said, "We need to plant a lot more trees to meet our climate goals by the end of this decade - we need an additional 86 million trees in Wales."

That is a great challenge.

Landowners also played an important role in this.

Ten percent of Welsh farmland would need to be converted to forest.

dab / dpa

Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2021-12-06

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