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Petition handover – Trees in Towns

28/01/2016

A petition calling for more trees in towns has been handed over to the National Assembly's Petitions Committee.

Petition wording:

I support the aspiration that every city, town and village in Wales should benefit from at least 20% tree canopy cover, matching the leafy suburbs of the best places to live

I call on the Welsh Government to support this by establishing a challenge fund for tree planting to improve the environment where people live

This should particularly support the planting of native trees, that can provide a habitat and nectar source for pollinators, and also fruit trees, that will provide a sustainable source of food.

The petition was started by the Woodland Trust and collected 2,258 signatures.

A petition is a way of asking the National Assembly to consider any issue, problem or proposal that the Assembly has the power to do something about.

The Assembly's rules mean that any petition that the Presiding Officer decides is admissible must be considered by the Assembly. The Assembly has set up a Petitions Committee to consider admissible petitions and to decide what action should be taken.

More about the National Assembly's petitions system.

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