A PLANTATION in Malham is helping to create new broad leaf woodland and provide habitat for wildlife and protect the environment.

The trees have been planted at Ormsgill Wood thanks to construction firm Bowmer and Kirkland which is investing in woodland restoration around the Yorkshire Dales in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

B&K Project Manager, Dave Shooter, said: “We are committed to sound management practices that minimise the potential negative effects of building activities on the environment. We’ve already raised £1150 through the initiative, dedicating trees for our suppliers and partners."

Leah Galloway, YDMT fundraiser, said: “We’re really excited about our new partnership with Bowmer and Kirkland. They’ve already raised a fantastic amount of money to support our ongoing efforts to restore woodland cover in and around the Yorkshire Dales.

"As the least wooded national park in the country, there is still much work to be done across the region and we’d love to hear from any other organisations interested in supporting this important work.”

YDMT works with partners including the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forestry Commission to fund, create and manage woodlands through The Dales Woodland Restoration Programme.

To find out more about woodland restoration please phone YDMT on 015242 51002 or email info@ydmt.org