Northern construction consultancy plants trees in the dales to celebrate fifth anniversary

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Northern construction consultancy Shelby has partnered with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) to plant fifty trees in the Yorkshire Dales region.

The company, which specialises in quantity surveying and project management, has backed the YDMT's "Together for Trees" campaign to mark five years in business. Shelby, which has one of its offices in Leeds, has also committed to help support the charity in the future.

Shelby’s managing director Steve Tighe said: "Shelby is pleased to be partnering with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. After five years of growing our business, we are keen to back environmental drives which benefit the communities we live and work within and supporting the planting of new trees is a great way to kickstart this. It also seems an apt way to celebrate Shelby’s fifth birthday as wood is the traditional anniversary gift.

"Our team works nationally, but our two main offices are based within the north of England, so we feel compelled to support tree planting within this precious area."

Michael Devlin, Deputy CEO at YDMT added: "Through our 'Together for Trees' campaign we are working with many supporters and partners such as Shelby to plant 100,000 additional trees across the region.

"Trees are hugely valuable as a habitat for wildlife supporting some of our most endangered woodland animals, like red squirrels, dormice and cuckoos.

"They are also important for our mental health and wellbeing and we believe that everyone should have access to them. The appeal aims to raise funds to create beautiful woodlands that everyone can enjoy for years to come.

"We’re really excited to welcome Shelby as one of our charity partners and we’ll be excited to welcome them to the woodlands they’re supporting later in the year.”

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[News item based on press release supplied by the The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, posted June 2020.]

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