Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
10:22 AM 24th June 2020

Together For Trees Aims For 40,000 New Trees This Winter

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust are gearing up for a big winter of tree planting thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The Clapham-based charity has supported the planting of nearly 60,000 trees over the last two years as part of its Together for Trees appeal.

The campaign aims to plant a further 40,000 this winter to help counteract Britain’s contribution to global warming and create woodland that everyone can enjoy – for health, wellbeing, and habitat creation.

Carol Douglas, YDMT Woodland Officer, said:
“Last winter we helped to plant more than 23 hectares of new woodland as well as removing redundant plastic tree tubes and general maintenance to mitigate Ash dieback.

“Already, we are looking forward to a busy winter of tree planting, working with landowners who want to create new woodland, and help us achieve our ambitious Together for Trees appeal target of 100,000 trees.

“The fact we can help them plant trees is thanks to our superb supporters and players of People’s Postcode Lottery.”

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised nearly £2.5 million for YDMT since 2009, which has allowed the charity to continue expanding its work to support the people, landscape and wildlife of this special area.

Will Humpington, Climate Change and Environmental Programmes Advisor at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:
”I’m really pleased that the funding raised by players is continuing to help YDMT reach its ambitious tree-planting goals. Creating woodland is so important, for the well-being of people in the area as well as for the environment, so this such important work.”

If you are interested in creating new woodland, or want to support the campaign, then visit

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) is a small charity doing big things to support the people, landscape and wildlife of the Dales.

To date the charity has helped to deliver inspiring projects worth around £28 million in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas. These projects cover areas as diverse as countryside apprenticeships, supporting local communities, education and outreach, restoring woodlands and wildlife habitats, and improving access and understanding of this special place.

The Trust has recruited more than 50,000 supporters to date. Find out more at