A "Giving Tuesday" tree planting initiative for the Yorkshire Dales

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The above photographs appears by courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

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On 29 November 2016 the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust is trying to raise enough money in one day to plant 100 new trees in the Yorkshire Dales region.

Carol Douglas, Woodland Officer at the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, said: "On 29th November well be taking part in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving when people do good things for the charities and causes they care about, following the indulgence of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Well be trying to raise enough money in one day during National Tree Week to plant 100 new trees."

National Tree Week (26th November - 4th December 2016) is the UK's largest annual tree celebration which marks the start of the winter tree planting season.

Trees and woodlands are a vital part of the landscape, but the UK is one of the least wooded countries in Europe, and the Yorkshire Dales national park area has less woodland than any other national park in the UK.

Working in partnership with landowners, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and the Forestry Commission, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has helped to plant around 1.3 million new trees across the region since 1997, helping to bring significant and long lasting benefits to wildlife, the environment and the landscape for future generations.

You can support the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trusts ongoing efforts to restore native broadleaf woodlands in and around the Yorkshire Dales on #GivingTuesday by dedicating a tree in a new woodland in Malhamdale, either as a gift, in memoriam, or for yourself.

To dedicate a tree in the Yorkshire Dales please visit the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust's website at http://www.ydmt.org or call UK 015242 51002. In return for a donation from as little as 10, a tree will be dedicated on your behalf.

[N.B. Please mention the Eagle Intermedia Yorkshire Dales website when making your enquiries.]

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[News item based on press release supplied by the The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, posted November 2016.]

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