Plans for a national forest running the length and breadth of Wales have been launched by the first minister. Mark Drakeford said the scheme – which includes £15m of woodland creation grants – would help protect nature and boost tourism. But opposition parties and environment charities warned Wales is lagging behind on targets to up tree cover. The Welsh Government said its vision was for a “connected ecological network”. The plan, announced on Thursday, would see existing woodland joined up with newly planted areas.
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