Call for proper protection for Wales’ ancient, veteran and heritage trees.
Thank you for showing your support! The petition is now closed. We presented the signatures to the Assembly on Wednesday the 28th of November 2012.
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Tîm Ymgyrchu Cymru / Wales Campaigns Team
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About this petition
Coed Cadw (The Woodland Trust in Wales) launched a petition calling on the Welsh Assembly to provide proper protection for Wales’ ancient, veteran and heritage trees, and advice and support for their owners.
What is Coed Cadw calling for?
We believe the ancient, veteran and heritage trees of Wales are a vital and irreplaceable part of our environment and heritage.
So we are calling on the Welsh Assembly to provide greater protection for them, for example by:
- Placing a duty on the new Single Environmental Body to promote the conservation of such trees by providing advice and support for their owners, including grant aid where necessary.
- Amending current Tree Preservation Order legislation to make it fully fit for purpose in protecting ancient, veteran and heritage trees.
- Incorporating the database of trees recorded and verified through the Ancient Tree Hunt project as a dataset for any successor to the Wales Spatial Plan, recognising these as ‘Trees of Special Interest’ and providing this information to Local Planning Authorities in Wales so that it can be incorporated into their GIS system, for information.
Why is this necessary?
What specific changes do we propose?
Why are ancient trees important?
Can people living outside Wales sign this petition?
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