Tag Archives: Welsh Assembly

Condolences for Wales’ National Tree

You could say that the Pontfadog Oak, which has catastrophically collapsed and died, deserved the title of Wales’ National Tree. A more historic tree would be hard to find. The Welsh Prince Owain Gwynedd rallied his army under this tree … Continue reading

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5,320 reasons to protect Wales’ ancient and heritage trees

After months of gathering your support for our ‘gnarled and wrinkly’ campaign, yesterday (Wednesday 28 November) our Wales Director, Jerry Langford, our Communications Officer, Rory Francis, and I presented to the Welsh Assembly’s Petitions Committee a 5,320 signature-strong petition about … Continue reading

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Talking ancient trees

The Ancient Tree Forum, who work with the Woodland Trust towards securing a future for ancient trees, hold regular field meetings throughout the year. The latest event was in and around Wrexham. Ancient trees were visited in a very wide … Continue reading

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More woods, more social and community benefits?

The votes are in and counted and it’s now clear that Wales will have a Labour-led government over the next five years. But what will this mean for Wales’ woods and trees? The good news is that all main parties … Continue reading

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Gone forever – for the sake of three minutes

Cymraeg isod One of the world’s rarest organisms is losing its home, veteran trees that provide a habitat for the ‘lemon tart’ lichen – found on only around 200 trees world-wide – are being felled right now, in order to cut … Continue reading

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The future of the Welsh landscape – what about woodland and trees?

The 19th December is the closing date for a Welsh Assembly consultation on plans that could help shape the future of our countryside for years to come. But, asks Coed Cadw hasn’t the Welsh Assembly Government missed a trick by … Continue reading

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