Not just daffodils in Wales...The Welsh National Forest
By Helen Steiger
What's Going On Here?
So we need to plant more trees, and Wales have gone and done it - commissioning a National Forest that will run the full length of the country!
What Does This Mean?
The Welsh First Minister announced an initial £15m fund for the woodland, which is designed to protect nature whilst also boosting tourism by creating a ‘connected ecological network’ across the country. Drawing inspiration from the Wales Coastal Path (a path that stretches across the entire country), the National Forest would mean that visitors will be able to walk the length and breadth of the country in pre-existing, or newly planted woodland!
Why Should We Care?
Because trees and forests provide so many benefits to us and the environment that we often neglect! As well as capturing and storing carbon from our atmosphere, they also positively impact our health and wellbeing, clean our air and make our environment more resistant to extreme events e.g. flooding and soil erosion.
🌳Visit a forest near you - check out this guide to do a bit of forest bathing yourself (yup, it’s a thing!)🌳
🌳Support the Woodland’s Trust bid to increase tree cover nationwide, whether that’s planting yourself or supporting others to do so! 🌳
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