AFTER enabling the planting of over 15,000 native trees in North and West Yorkshire in its first year, Skipton Building Society will continue in its second year of partnership with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). This will finance the planting of a further 5,000 trees in the Yorkshire Dales.
Since 1996 YDMT has helped to plant more than 1.5 million trees to help combat climate change, reduce flooding and CO2 emissions.
Over the past year, Skipton Building Society colleagues have also volunteered to support tree planting, 400 trees were planted by colleagues over winter. Recently, colleagues also took part in woodland maintenance days to enable local young woodlands to thrive and help recycle redundant plastic tree guards.
Skipton’s partnership also supports YDMT’s wider work such as their Woodland Wellbeing Sessions for vulnerable young people.
The second year of Skipton’s partnership will see the creation of two new woodlands dedicated to the Society, through the planting of 5,625 trees. One woodland will be at Howgill Side, Beamsley and will connect with the almost 32,000 trees already planted on this site in partnership with YDMT. The other is at Netherend Barn, near Hawes, planted with volunteers’ help.