Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes (pictured) has been elected a vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Woods and Trees.
The group meets to discuss ways in which woods and trees can be preserved, protected, expanded and the impact of climate change.
During the meeting at which Mr Baynes was elected members of the APPG also received a presentation of The Woodland Trust report entitled State of UK Woods and Trees.
Mr Baynes said: “I’m delighted to be elected vice-cChair of the APPG for Woods and Trees.
"This is an extremely important group and places woods and trees at the forefront of the agenda, ensuring they are protected at a critical time for our environment.
"I look forward to working with the group, to ensure that the vital role they play in safeguarding our eco-systems is recognised and that we can prevent further damage to our precious Welsh and other UK woods and trees.”