Asghar raises concerns about tree planting targets

Mohammad Asghar, Assembly Member for South East Wales, has questioned whether the Welsh Government is on track to meet its target for planting trees in Wales.


Speaking in the National Assembly during questions to the Environment Minister, Mohammad Asghar said:


“The Confederation of Forest Industries claimed recently that funding for tree planting is just a third of what it needs to be if the Welsh Government is to meet its minimum targets.”


They went on to say that millions more pounds needs to be put in to tree planting if Wales is to have any chance of meeting its Climate Emergency aspirations”


Mr Asghar went on to ask the Minister to confirm she was confident of meeting the Welsh Government’s own minimum target of creating 2,000 hectares of new woodlands each year.