Plant! Trees for every child born or adopted

About Plant!

The Welsh Government’s Plant! Scheme has planted a tree for every baby born or adopted in Wales since 1 January 2008.

Since April 2014 the Welsh Government has worked with the charity Size of Wales to plant trees in Mbale, Uganda as part of their Wales for Africa programme. A tree has been planted in Wales and another in Mbale to mark the birth or adoption of every child.

The aim is to create publicly accessible woodland, build a stronger connection between children, families and their natural environment and engage with local communities.

Getting your certificate

Certificates are posted out once the child is three months old.

If you have not received it by the time your child is four months please contact us by email: plant.requests@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

The programme uses a data set from the Office for National Statistics whereby the address given by the mother at the time of birth is the baby’s registered address. If this is not in Wales unfortunately the baby won’t receive a tree or certificate.

If you would like to plant your own tree, the Woodland Trust offer a memorial tree planting service.

Finding your tree

If your postcode at the time birth, begins with CH, HR, LD, LL, SY10, SY13, SY14, SY15, SY16, SY16, SY17, SY18, SY21, SY22, SY5, SY7, SY9 or SY99 your child’s tree is planted at one of our sites in the North.

If your postcode at the time of birth begins with CF, GL, NP, SA, SY19, SY20, SY23, SY24, or SY25 your child’s tree is planted at one of our sites in the South.

The trees are not marked in anyway but the number of trees on the site marks the number of births allocated to that site and is monitored.

North

Sites allocated based on when child was born or adopted.

Birth or adoption date Site Postcode
January 2008 to August 2008 Coed Cefn Ila, Monmouthshire NP15 1PR
September 2008 to July 2010 Coed Ysgubor Wen, Gwynedd LL36 9UE
August 2010 to December 2010 Coed Bryn Oer, Blaenau Gwent NP22 3AY
January 2011 to October 2011 Caia Park, Wrexham LL13 8SF
October 2011 to November 2012 Coed y Felin, Anglesey SA44 4PB
November 2012 to October 2013 Gwydyr Forest, Gwynedd LL24 0DF
November 2013 Nant-yr-Arian, Ceredigion SY23 3AB
December 2013 to January 2014 Pantside Woodland Park, Caerphilly NP11 5DB
January 2014 to February 2014 Garn Lakes, Torfaen NP4 9SF
February 2014 to April 2014 Afan Forest Park, Neath Port Talbot SA13 3HG
May 2014 to December 2014 Nant-yr-Arian, Ceredigion SY23 3AB
December 2014 to July 2018 Gwydyr Forest, Gwynedd LL24 0DF
July 2018 to July 2019 Moel Famau, Denbighshire CH7 5SH
July 2019 onwards St. Asaph, Denbighshire LL17 0SG

South

Sites allocated based on when child was born or adopted.

Birth or adoption date Site Postcode
January 2008 to July 2008 Coed Cefn Ila, Monmouthshire NP15 1PR
August 2008 to June 2009 Coed Ysgubor Wen, Gwynedd LL36 9UE
July 2009 to December 2010 Coed Bryn Oer, Blaenau Gwent NP22 3AY
January 2011 to July 2011 Coed Cwm Garw, Bridgend CF32 8AT
August 2011 to October 2011 Coed Bryn Oer, Blaenau Gwent NP22 3AY
November 2011 to February 2012 Coed Cwm Garw, Bridgend CF32 8AT
March 2012 to January 2013 Coed McLaren/Syfi, Caerphilly NP22 5BH
January 2013 to May2013 Pantside Woodland Park, Caerphilly NP11 5DB
June 2013 to November 2013 Gwydyr Forest, Gwynedd LL24 0DF
December 2013 to January 2014 Pantside Woodland Park, Caerphilly NP11 5DB
January 2014 to February 2014 Garn Lakes, Torfaen NP4 9SF
March 2014 to August 2014 Afan Forest Park, Neath Port Talbot SA13 3HG
August 2014 to June 2016 Coed Ffos Las, Carmarthenshire SA17 4HE
June 2016 to October 2018 Coed y Foel, Llandysul SA44 4PB
November 2018 to February 2019 Glan Morfa, Denbighshire LL18 2AD
March 2019 onwards Brynau Farm, Neath SA11 3QE

 

Information for Landowners

Do you have land and would like to contribute to a scheme which plants trees for every child born or adopted in Wales?

Plant! is a Welsh Government scheme that has been planting trees for over 10 years, but we always need new land to plant on. We support you to plant new native broadleaf woodlands offering public access for 25 years so families can visit as both their child and their tree grows.

Welsh Government through Plant! and woodland creation grants, can offer funding to support new native woodland creation projects throughout Wales.

The aim is to create publicly accessible woodland and engage with local communities. This funding can include:

  • The costs for tree planting
  • Site preparation works
  • Public access works including paths, interpretation, gates, seating areas etc.
  • Site maintenance for up to 5 years
  • Running community engagement events and activities over 5 years

If you already have a contract with Plant! or to discuss a new potential Plant! site please contact us using the email address: plant.requests@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

or visit our Woodland Creation pages

Full scheme rules are available on the Welsh Government website.

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