The Council would like to get everyone talking about trees, which is why it is asking for your views on its new draft Tree and Woodland Strategy for 2022/32. Our aim is to actively protect our beautiful trees and woodlands.
In November 2019 Rhondda Cynon Taf Borough Council (RCTCBC) established a Climate Change Cabinet Steering Group to address the climate emergency and subsequently the nature emergency, declared by Welsh Government. In November 2020 the Steering Group received a report on ‘Natures’ Assets’ which set out the Council’s natural environment priorities with regard to addressing the climate and nature crises.
As a Council we are committed to investing in our green spaces and to delivering natural carbon storage solutions such as those provided by trees, peat bogs, marshy grassland and other natural habitats across the County Borough to enhance air quality and reduce the impact of greenhouse gasses.
The focus of this strategy is to actively protect Rhondda Cynon Taf's Trees and Woodland – the green infrastructure of parks, gardens, woods, trees in streets, footpaths, green spaces, trees and hedges that all benefit our environment so significantly. The strategy looks at the next ten years specifically but with an eye on the longer-term of 50 plus years. The Strategy will be subject to an eight-week period of public consultation.
Essentially, Rhondda Cynon Taf is putting Climate Change at the centre of what we do.
The Consultation will be closed on the 27th October 2022.
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