From 26 May to 5 June, Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking.

The exchange of views and meeting of minds that the festival creates inspires revelations personal, political and educational. For 10 days, Hay is full of stories, ideas, laughter and music.

Our stand will be open between 9.30am–6.30pm. Join us and enjoy our garden, explore children's activities and collect a free tree. You can also meet the team and learn more about our work to plant and protect woods and trees across the UK. 

Talk: Are trees the solution to climate change?

Speakers: Darren Moorcroft CEO of the Woodland Trust, Clare Pillman CEO of Natural Resources Wales, and Rob Penn writer, broadcaster and photographer.

Date: Wednesday 1 June, 4pm

Location: Starlight Stage

Price: £8

About: Large-scale tree planting is an increasingly popular component of global efforts to meet climate targets. But forests are complex ecosystems, and poorly planned planting efforts can actually increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and exacerbate global warming. How do we balance the clear need to plant more trees with the other demands on land use and how do we take account of the other benefits provided by increasing tree cover?

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Protecting trees and woods

The Big Climate Fightback

Be part of the Big Climate Fightback and help get more trees in the ground.

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