P-04-537 Planting Trees to Reduce Flooding



This petition was submitted by Coed Cadw, having collected 2,708 signatures.


Petition wording

We call on the Welsh Assembly to urge the Welsh Government to reduce flood risk to thousands of homes across the country by supporting the planting of at least 10 million trees over the next 5 years, creating hedges, tree belts and wooded areas targeted where they will best help soak up rainfall and slow down water runoff.   This tree planting will count towards the 100,000 hectare tree planting target the Welsh Government has already set, to soak up C02 from the atmosphere.



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 04/04/2017.

The Committee agreed to close petition due to the length of time that has elapsed since contact was last received from the petitioners.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 18/02/2014.


Assembly Constituency and Region

·         Cardiff South and Penarth      

·         South Wales Central


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 10/02/2014