Confor’s Regional Chairman Andrew Sowerby and National Manager, Anthony Geddes were pleased to welcome Peter Fox MS to visit a young, diverse woodland undergoing the next stage of woodland creation.
The 80-hectare Wye Valley site has been created with a view to supporting biodiversity, growing timber through mixed species planting and storing carbon. It highlights the range of possibilities that farmers could consider when responding to the proposals in the Sustainable Farming Scheme.
Thanking Peter for his time, Mr Geddes said: “Peter’s experience as a farmer and his commitment to sustainable land management is welcome.
“It was very positive to hear him talking about the importance of woodland management as a way of reconnecting farmers with parts of their farm to support them under the proposed new farming scheme.”
Mr Fox added:
“It was fantastic to hear in depth of the great work Confor’s carrying out to improve the environment.
“I thank Confor again for the invitation to join them.”