The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Together for Trees

Planting trees is one of the best things we can do to combat climate change. Together for Trees will bring people together to create new woodlands across the Yorkshire Dales, helping to increase woodland cover, connect wildlife habitats and empower people to take simple actions to support nature.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1061687)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,076

Donations

175

Championed by The Big Give Trust

    Categories

  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Planting trees is vitally important in our fight to tackle the climate emergency. Woodland cover in the Dales is only 2.7% - the lowest of all our national parks. Diseases such as ash dieback, poor management, storm damage, over grazing and lack of awareness all place a significant threat upon the valuable woodlands we have. The future of our countryside depends on inspiring more people to care about the natural world and empowering them to take simple actions to support nature.

Solution

Small actions can make a big difference - at YDMT we focus on creating vital small woodlands such as copses, wildlife corridors that provide ecological stepping stones and riparian woodlands along river banks that improve water quality. These are often underfunded and overlooked, but has immense value for wildlife and people, especially in the Dales. Our work also helps community groups to establish their own woodlands, plant iconic field trees and support young people to get into the sector.

  • “Being able to make a real difference by creating new woodlands and get out and about in the outdoors is something I am really passionate about. It is important for my mental wellbeing. It’s great that donations can be doubled and I hope that people take advantage of this special campaign."

    — YDMT Young Ambassador Benji Grundy

  • “YDMT offered a great opportunity to gain the practical skills I needed to follow a career in wildlife conservation. I am now working as Woodland Officer for the Rivers Trust...combining woodland planting in riparian habitat with health walks, volunteer days and community activities."

    — YDMT Woodland Trainee, Sam