ESP welcome the news that every household in Wales is to be offered a tree to plant or opt to have a tree planted on their behalf, as announced by the Deputy Minister for Climate Change, this week.
As part of National Tree Week, Lee Waters visited a woodland creation project in Neath and confirmed that the Welsh Government will be partnering with the Coed Cadw – the Woodland Trust in Wales – to deliver the campaign. The Deputy Minister said the initiative was practical in being a good way of getting more trees in the ground but the aim was also to engage people and fire their imaginations by directly involving them in the battle against the climate crisis.
This news is welcomed alongside the Government’s previous commitment to create a national forest for Wales with the public consultation launching early in 2022.
ESP look forward to planting our own trees and watching them grow, whilst seeing what the rest of Wales get up to with their own trees, after being steadfast supporters of Coed Cadw/Woodland Trust for a number of years. Their positive sustainability message aligns with ESP’s own core values of ‘building back better‘ where amongst other initiatives, we have supported World Land Trust’s ‘Buy An Acre’ and ‘Plant A Tree’ projects. Our donation secured 5 acres of threatened woodland land and saw 100 native trees planted to protect tropical forests. We are continually striving to improve sustainability across all of our operations, having recently joined SME Climate Hub Campaign; committing to Net Zero and becoming a UK Business Climate Action Leader.
What a great initiative, well done Wales!
Photograph: Patrick Olner/Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government