Family oil firm plans to plant thousands of trees to offset its carbon footprint
The family run company aims to plant 3,000 trees over the next three years as part of the larger YDMT target of establishing 100,000 trees within the county. This will include areas such as Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales.
The charity will be working with land owners and farmers to find the right areas for planting.
Michael Devlin, Deputy CEO at YDMT said the Together for Trees campaign is working with a number of supporters and partners.
“We’re really excited to welcome Tate Oil as one of our charity partners, and we’ll be excited to welcome them to the woodlands they’re supporting later in the year.
“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.”
Andrew Tate, Director of Tate Oil described it as a “really exciting opportunity”.
“This is the next step in Tate Oil becoming a greener company, and we’re pleased to be working with a local charity doing great things for our county”.
It is estimated the 3,000 trees will offset around 3,000 tonnes of CO² from the atmosphere.