Plant! is a scheme set up by the Welsh Government to celebrate the birth or adoption of every child in Wales by planting trees to help create new woodlands for future generations. Now, for every tree planted in Wales, another tree will be planted in Uganda by Size of Wales!
As part of our 10 Million Trees project, fruit trees will be planted in the gardens of family homes in the Mbale region of Uganda. These trees will help local communities by providing them with sustainable supplies of food and shelter, as well as a source of income. They will also protect local people from the effects of soil erosion caused by deforestation, which can lead to deadly landslips.
Trees are critical to the environment, both locally and globally. Tropical forests absorb nearly a fifth of all man made C02 emissions, making them crucial to the world’s climate. Planting trees in Wales and Uganda is vital in helping to tackle climate change. With these trees the children of Wales can feel a personal connection with their environment.