Thousands of Afan Forest trees planted after infected larch
Tens of thousands of trees are being planted in a Neath Port Talbot forest to replace felled larch.
Disease-infected larch in Afan Forest are being replaced by a range of species which will be used for future timber production.
Around 1,600 acres of larch have been felled to tackle Phytophthora ramorum - a fungal disease which kills the tree.
The new trees will build a forest more resilient to the impacts of climate change and disease.
Andy Schofield, operational resources manager for Natural Resources Wales, said: "Like so many of the south Wales forests, this disease has had a significant impact on the forest resulting in the felling of thousands of infected trees.
"However, we are now implementing ambitious long-term plans for the recovery of the forest, which we believe has huge potential to improve the economic and social well-being of the area."