HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c409W
12. Mr. Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what initiatives he proposes to take to encourage tree planting in the Principality.

Mr. Grist

My hon. Friend will know that it was my right hon. Friend who launched the "Plant a Tree in '73" campaign which was the initiative of my hon. Friend, so he will know my right hon. Friend's support for tree planting. There are a range of measures we are taking in Wales; the valleys initiative, urban programme, forestry commission grant schemes, proposed farm woodland scheme and Coed Cymru—Save Welsh Wildwoods—all promote amenity or commercial tree planting and/or conservation of existing woodlands.