Funding is available to support the planting of native broadleaf trees in the Yorkshire Dales, creating new woodland habitats and providing potential long term income for landowners.

The woodland creation programme is run by the Clapham-based Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT).

Working closely with the Forestry Commission and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA), YDMT can discuss potential sites, identify grants from other organisations, suggest suitable tree species and help with the design and planning.

Chris Lodge, woodland development officer at YDMT, said: “We’re appealing to farmers and landowners with any possible sites for planting to come forward. Trees are a vital long term investment in the environment. The concern surrounding ash trees makes planting new sites with appropriate species more important than ever.”

For more information, contact Chris on 015242 51002 or email