The Free Welsh Trees Initiative
The Woodland Trust in Wales together with The Welsh Government and Coed Cadw are offering a FREE tree to every household in Wales. These FREE Welsh trees will help address the effects of climate change and will also contribute to the National Forest for Wales. How good is that!?
In March 2022 over 5,000 trees were given away. Between now and March 2023 there are a further 295,000 trees available on a first-come first served basis.
If you live in Wales you simply have to get involved with this initiative! There are three ways you can claim your Free Welsh Trees:
Collect Free Welsh Trees From a Hub
There are over 50 tree collection hubs throughout Wales. Opening dates are from 19 November to 19 December 2022 and then again from February to March 2023.
Check out the map below to find a hub near you. Click on the icons to find opening dates and times before you visit.
Have A Tree Planted For You
If you do not have the space to plant a tree but still wish to take part in this amazing cause, then the Woodland Trust have 55,000 trees to plant a tree on your behalf.
Welsh landowners have committed to provide space to plant free Welsh trees on their land on your behalf. All these native trees will contribute to the National Forest for Wales.
Simply follow the link to this online Plant A Tree form.
Once your tree has been planted, they will email you to let you know
Have A Tree Posted To You
If you want to take part but cannot get to a hub how about having a tree posted to you?
There are 40,000 postal trees available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To apply simply fill out their online Post a Tree form.
You will receive two trees, arriving in the post between January and the end of March 2023.
More Information on Free Welsh Trees
I would love to see and hear about any of you readers of my blog that get involved. Its such a great thing to do and it will make you feel good ! Keep me informed and take a photo if you do!
Get the latest Wales tree giveaway updates on their website or social media pages
If you are going to shout about it please use the hashtag #MyTreeOurForest and if you would be really kind #justonefortheroad who love projects like this that address climate change while protecting and growing our natural world.
Well done Wales – surely its now time for England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to do the same (unless you have already in which case tell me about it).