My Tree Our Forest
Eco Hub Aber is one of the 56 hubs located across Wales where people can collect their free tree, in the My Tree, Our Forest initiative, an ambitious Welsh Government and Coed Cadw project. There are 295,000 trees available and every household is entitle to trees.
All trees are native, broadleaf species that will grow into small-medium sized trees suitable for gardens and smaller spaces, and will come with planting instructions. As they mature they’ll lock up carbon, fight the effects of climate change and support wildlife.
We advise members of the public which of the species available through the scheme is most suitable for their space and how to care for their tree.
Eco Hub Aber will be hosting the next phase of the free-tree giveaway from Thursday 23rd February till Friday 31st March, every Thursday and Friday 3-6 and Saturdays 2-4 (closed w/e 25th March) and you are able to choose from nine different species of native and broadleaf trees. These are: Hazel; Rowan; Hawthorn; Silver Birch; Crab Apple; Sessile Oak; Dogwood; Field Maple; and Elder. Our volunteers will help you to choose the right tree for your space and situation.
Welsh Government has teamed up with Coed Cadw, the Woodland Trust in Wales to deliver the My Tree, Our Forest project. Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters said:
“Trees are a lifeline to us and all of the amazing life that they support. Where would our birds, insects and animals be without them… where would we be without them? By growing a beautiful tree in your own backyard, you can kickstart your contribution and help grow a healthy and happy Wales for us and our future generations to benefit from.”
In order to become a Net Zero Wales by 2050, experts have advised that Wales must plant 86 million trees over the next decade.
Natalie Buttriss, Director of Coed Cadw said: “Trees have always offered simple and cost-effective solutions to the challenges we all face and through the My Tree Our Forest initiative, we hope to inspire people from all backgrounds, regions and walks of life to get involved, and as a result, feel more connected to the multiple effects that trees bring.