PRESENTER Lindsey Chapman will mark Earth Day on Friday by calling on people to plant trees in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.

The Together for Trees appeal, run by Clapham based Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), will mean for one week, from April 22 to April 29, people will have the chance to double their donation for trees via The Big Give website.

Lindsey, an ambassador for YDMT since 2019, is known for presenting BBC’s Springwatch and has a passion for trees. She said: “We know that planting trees is important for helping to tackle the crisis of biodiversity loss and climate change. That’s especially true here in the Dales where tree cover is less than half the national average. What is great about the work YDMT do is they put people at the heart of it, by supporting communities to create their own woodlands and training young people to help plant and look after them.

“So please dig deep on Earth Day when your donations will be doubled, helping plant more trees in the Dales."

Donations to the Together for Trees campaign will support the charity's work to create smaller scale native woodlands which have immense value for wildlife, landscape and people, but are normally underfunded and overlooked.

Schemes include agricultural copses, connective planting and ecological stepping stones as well as riparian strips along river banks that improve water quality and freshwater habitats. YDMT also helps community groups to establish their own woodlands and supports young people to get into the sector through training.

From April 22, to April 29, donations made to the Together for Trees campaign through the Big Give website can be doubled. A donation of £10 will help to plant two trees instead of one. To donate visit