YFC Woodland Partnership with Natural Resourse Wales

Members from Brecknock Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFC) were out planting oak trees on Friday 23rd March 2018, creating a YFC woodland in partnership with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to celebrate Wales YFC 80th anniversary.

It is part of a mixed deciduous woodland which is located along the Taff Trail in Talybont Forest.

It is brilliant that Brecknock YFC has made partnership with NRW in order to establish positive relations to produce YFC’s first woodland in Wales.
Hopefully this relationship will grow and blossom and be the start of something that can be developed on for further years. We can only hope that by planting these oak trees in the 80th year we can look ahead to the next 80 years as the woodland matures as well as Brecknock YFC.

Thanks must go to NRW and Marc Williams for their hard work in setting this up and making it happen for the county.
— Mark Powell, Brecknock YFC Chairman

The oak saplings were donated by NRW, Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia National Park Authorities, together with Tilhill Forestry. Michael Cresswell, Land Management Officer for NRW, said “Bringing the young farmers of the future out in to the forest to participate in planting these trees will give them the opportunity to increase their understanding of what happens during forest management, which will hopefully create more joined up land management in future generations.” “This joined-up approach to managing our natural resources to create a healthier and more resilient environment is a fitting tribute to the largest rural youth organisation in Wales.”