When you go down to the woods today…

…you will meet a lovely bunch of volunteers from the Cone Exchange exploring their new woodland project! Keen to learn more about the new tree planting relationship with the Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust and see firsthand the difference their trees will make to the environment, a group of hardy volunteers ventured out on an unseasonably cold day to visit our recently planted trees in Woodale Wood.

Hosted by Carol, Woodland Officer for the YDMT explained the importance of tree planting near to the Scarhouse Resevoir in Nidderdale and the creation of the Woodale Wood as a trial to imporve surface run off in the area. It was a great opportunity to ask lots of questions about the trees themselves and understand more about the work the YDMT do in making the countryside accesible to groups of people who might not normally be able to visit.

Finished off with a Bettys picnic and a cup of Yorkshire Tea the volunteers found it hugely useful to see the site and to learn more about the mix of trees and the impact the Cone Exchange has by working with the YDMT. One volunteer said ‘It was fascinating to hear how the trees will help the landscape and its made it so much easier for me to talk to customers about the project now I have seen where they are.’


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