Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry


bullet2 Coed Cymru

The Old Sawmill

Tregynon, Nr Newtown

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Type:  NGO   

Scope:  local   

Interest in Forestry:  central


Coed Cymru began as a campaigning body to heighten awareness of native woodlands, particularly among the farming community who own most of these woodlands. In 1986 a network of woodland advisors was established, based in County Council and National Park offices. The Coed Cymru Central office at Tregynon provides the communication, technical and administrative support necessary to maintain the cohesion of the organisation.

Four clear roles have emerged for Coed Cymru:

- As a provider of free and impartial help, advice and training;

- To promote co-operation between woodland owners, woodland contractors and timber users

- To develop hardwood timber products and markets to ensure that broadleaf woodlands have a firm economic base which will ensure their continued management.

- To be an advocate for broadleaf woodland in Wales and to act as a catalyst to bring about environmental, economic and social benefits through sustainable woodland management.