Saturday, March 8, 2008
Tree for every child in Wales
Every new child born or adopted in Wales is to have a tree planted for them from the New Year.
The scheme was the idea of Cardiff schoolgirl, Natalie Vaughan, 12, and is set to create 30 hectares (74 acres) of broad-leaved woodland annually.
First Minister Rhodri Morgan planted a tree in Monmouthshire and said the initiative would also "help connect young people" with nature.
Approximately 35,000 children are born or adopted in Wales each year.