A “TREES For Yorkshire” campaign will be launched at Scammonden – appropriately enough on Yorkshire Day.
It’s to mark the 10th anniversary of the White Rose Forest and will be launched with a walk on Sunday.
The site at Scammonden is the first site to be planted with “Trees For Yorkshire” and invited guests – all of whom have pledged trees – will be taking part in aŠ 90-minute 'talk and walk’ event around the site.
They will start from the Woodedge car park at the dam at the end of Sledge Gate at 10am on Sunday and members of the public are welcome to join the walk.
The ‘Trees for Yorkshire’ scheme is open to everyone. For a donation of £10, individuals, groups or businesses can have a tree planted at an approved White Rose Forest site.
Their donations will also help the work of the partnership of local authorities, public and voluntary organisations, which works to protect, extend and manage West Yorkshire’s woodlands.
Organisers hope the scheme will appeal to both business and people looking to sponsor the long-term improvement of the Yorkshire environment, either as a personal gift for a special occasion or as a way to demonstrate an organisation’s contribution to combating the impact of climate change.
A new seven-hectare woodland is planned around Scammonden Water reservoir, by the side of the M62.
Nine hectares around the reservoir have already been planted since 2000.
Geoff Lomas, Yorkshire Water’s recreation and catchment manager, said: “We’re delighted to support what is a fantastic initiative and look forward to expanding on this project and hopefully introducing it to many more of our recreational sites across the region.”