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Glastir Small Grants Scheme now open.

The first Expression of Interest is now open and will close at midnight on 29 July 2016. Concentrating on Carbon with a total budget of £1.5 million, Land Managers and Farming Businesses can benefit from a maximum funding of up to £5,000 for capital works subject to Selection.  Further information…

Coed Cymru staff will be able to provide assistance with the EOI process at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show 18-21 July 2016.

To access this service you will need to bring your RPW login details to our stand in the Forestry Section.

Welcome to Coed Cymru

ORIGINS AND BACKGROUND

A partnership of organisations dedicated to bring Welsh broadleaf woodlands into sustainable management. It was founded in 1985 and established as a company limited by guarantee and a charity in 1989.

WHY DID IT COME ABOUT?

Following a century of neglect and plunder the majority of Welsh broadleaf woodlands had been left in a state of serious decline. 85% showed no significant recruitment of young trees.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Gives free help and advice on the sensitive management of woodlands and the sustainable use of woodland products. It covers the whole spectrum from the growth of new trees through to high quality Welsh timber products.

HOW IS IT FUNDED?

Coed Cymru is funded by the partners: Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Local Authorities and National Parks in Wales (WLGA) and Welsh Government (WG) 

WHAT HAS IT ACHIEVED?

Over 7105 woodland management and tree planting projects have been instigated, in all, just over 32,778 hectares. More than 400 businesses now regularly use Welsh timber, including many recent converts.

THE WELSH HARDWOOD INDUSTRY?

Before the arrival of cheap imports the industry was locally self reliant and part of an ancient tradition of craftsmanship.

The industry today is characterised by adaptable quality products, sophisticated machinery, expertise and ironically, a strong dependence on imported timber.

David Jenkins, Director of Coed Cymru passed away on 11th August 2015.

To read an appreciation by his family and colleagues please click here...

If you would like to use any of this text please contact - Gareth Davies 01686 650 777