Conservationists are celebrating after securing £75,000 to fund woodland restoration work in the Yorkshire Dales.
The money will help Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) create at least 16 hectares of new native broadleaf woodland across the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale over the coming winter.
The grant from Sita Trust will be used to purchase saplings, protective tree guards and stakes. It will also fund ground preparation work and the installation of fencing as well as on-site interpretation panels.
Chris Lodge, YDMT woodland development officer, said: “We are thrilled that Sita Trust has again provided us with generous funding support for our woodland restoration programme.
“This is our third award from Sita since 2007, and thanks to their ongoing support, we’ve already helped to create 110 hectares of new woodland habitat across the region.”
Jools Granville, from Sita Trust, said: “We have a long standing relationship with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust so understand first-hand, both how important its work is to our national biodiversity plans, and how effective it is in delivering such projects.
“We’re delighted to have been able to support this current project through the Landfill Communities Fund.”
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