In June we held two Open Days, offering our supporters the chance to visit Greenwood Leghe – our 2013/14 Supporter Woodland. Situated on the edge of Ingleton, the wood has been planted with 2220 native broadleaf trees, including large proportions of Rowan, Birch, Bird Cherry, Hazel, Alder and Holly.
This woodland has been kindly supported by generous donations and dedications by many individuals and partners, and we were delighted to welcome around 150 people to the site over the two days, including a pair of bag-pipers (an unexpected first for the Trust!).
We are now happy to announce our new Supporter Wood for 2014 in which we are now accepting dedications – Longridge Wood in Bishopdale.
Set on the hillside between Cray and West Burton (on the B6160 approximately 8 miles from Aysgarth and 4 miles from Buckden), Longridge Wood is in a beautiful position with stunning views across the dale.
The woodland covers an area of 41 hectares (approx. 100 acres) planted with 38,600 native broadleaf trees including Alder, Downy Birch, Rowan, Hazel, Field Maple, Wild Cherry, Whitebeam, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Holly, Dogwood, Lodgepole Pine and Scots Pine.
The young trees are visible on the top of the hillside as you travel along the road from Cray to West Burton – part of the route taken by the cyclists in Stage 1 of the spectacular Tour de France Grand Depart held here in Yorkshire on 5 & 6 July 2014!
You can dedicate a tree here from just £10 to commemorate this world-class sporting event coming to the Dales.
Dedicating a tree is also a unique gift and a perfect way to celebrate a birthday, wedding or anniversary, or remember the life of someone special.
To find out more please call us on 015242 51002 or visit www.ydmt.org/dedicate-a-tree to dedicate a tree online.