Assembly Written Question 10741/17-22
Question: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, pursuant to AQW 8129 17-22, to detail the species of trees have been planted thus far.
Answer: Tree species planted with support from Forestry Grant Schemes and on Departmental land pursuant to AQW 8129 17-22 includes the following; broadleaf species of oak, birch¸ alder, hazel, wild cherry, rowan, crab apple, willow, rowan, aspen, field maple, hornbeam, and beech. These account for 426,000 trees of which approximately 95% are native tree species. Conifer tree species of Sitka spruce, Norway spruce, western red cedar, Douglas fir and Scots pine account for 148,000 trees.