Chance to make lasting mark on Dales landscape by dedicating tree

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A charity is offering people the chance to make their mark on the Yorkshire Dales landscape by dedicating a tree in a new woodland.

Last winter almost 2,000 native sapling trees were planted on the edge of Ingleton, creating a young woodland called Greenwood Leghe, which it is hoped will become a vibrant habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna in years to come.

The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) which has helped to plant more than one million native broadleaf trees so far across the Dales and surrounding areas, is now inviting people to make a donation and dedicate a tree to remember the life of someone or to celebrate an important occasion.

David Sharrod, YDMT director, said: “We would love people to get involved and support the Yorkshire Dales landscape.

“Planting a young tree is a special thing to do, particularly as the benefits will only really be enjoyed by future generations. A small donation today can help us make a significant and enduring difference to the landscape and environment.”

The trust has dedicated the first of the young trees at Ingleton to the many players of People’s Postcode Lottery who have raised £377,332 to support its work to date.

Mr Sharrod said that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised an “incredible amount of money” to support the trust’s efforts to care for the Yorkshire Dales.