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Pupils plant trees with NFU Cymru Deputy President

Last updated: 21 Dec 2016

Tree Planting at Pentre_39862

John Davies, NFU Cymru Deputy President, has praised students for helping him plant nearly 3,000 trees on his farm.

Mr Davies welcomed the year one and two agricultural students from Builth Wells and Gwernyfed High Schools to Pentre farm to plant the trees as part of the Glastir Small Grants Scheme.

“It was good for the pupils to learn this vital skill as it will be needed in the future,” said Mr Davies.

“Not only did it create a wildlife corridor for our birds, but it will also help with climate change, as well as being an example of agriculture providing solutions and not problems, whilst creating employment opportunities as well.

“This planting scheme is happening on hundreds of farms all over Wales but we could be doing more. This would be helped greatly if there was more support under the RDP that could be rolled out more effectively.”

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