Government told to put a ban on plastic tree guards

Barry White.

Campaign for National Parks, Friends of the Dales, Friends of the South Downs and nine other National Park Societies have joined forces to call for a ban on plastic tree guards. They called for the ban in evidence given to a recent Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) consultation which sought views on potentially problematic single-use plastic items; whether there is support for future policy action for these items, and how to achieve a shift away from single-use culture. The public consultation closed on 12 February and a summary of views received will be published in due course at:

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Mapping our special trees with ROOTS

Jenny Hall

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust have recently organised some really informative and inspiring walks and talks about the use and importance of the Ancient Tree Inventory. The first was a walk in September and second, a talk on the 24th November. Both have been ‘hosted’ by YDMT and led by Vanessa Champion, who is our local Ancient and Veteran Tree Verifier for the Woodland Trust. On both occasions, Vanessa provided us with interesting information on the importance of recording these trees, what to look for and how to go about doing it.

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An introduction to woodland creation – online talk with Will Richardson

This webinar will provide a basic introduction to woodland creation, following the key principles of the UK Forestry Standard. Introductions to the key issues of soils, moisture regimes, water, site and species selection, design, pests and diseases, climate resilience and after care will be covered. To book your place for this talk (booking essential) on Tuesday 20 April from 7.00pm – 8.30pm –please register via Eventbrite here

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This workshop is being delivered for free as part of Together for Trees, a project that is bringing people together to create new native woodlands, hedgerows and landscape trees.

Wild Ingleborough: a vision for the future

A partnership has formed between Natural England’s Ingleborough National Nature Reserve team, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, The University of Leeds, The United Bank of Carbon, The Woodland Trust and WWF, to develop a project to further the restoration of wildlife habitats around Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The partnership aims to undertake landscape-scale restoration of wildlife from the valley floor to the top of the mountain. This will aid nature’s recovery in this part of North Yorkshire by supporting low intensity farming and helping wildlife to be more resilient in the face of the climate emergency and other pressures.

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