Rotary Clubs of Harrogate & Ripon Carbon Balance Scheme
Tree Planting in Nidderdale AONB
Every £4 donated enables us to plant another tree!
A £20 donation with Gift Aid enables us to plant 6 trees.
The Story So Far
Since 2008, the Rotary Club of Harrogate has been raising funds from the general public to buy and plant whip trees in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have now been joined by the Rotary Club of Ripon.
Some people donate in memory of friends and loved ones that they have lost.
Others donate to help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air that we breathe.
So far, over 20,000 trees have been planted at over 30 different sites in Nidderdale. The trees are native British hardwoods, such as Alder, Aspen, Birch, Oak, Rowan and Willow.
Trees planted in the Nidderdale AONB are part of the White Rose Forest in Yorkshire which is the largest forest within the Northern Forest Project.
The land is owned by local farmers and other landowners. Harrogate Borough Council oversee the selection of trees and the planting pattern.
Why Plant Trees?
Trees are great way to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. Every person causes between 12 and 14 tonnes of carbon dioxide to be released each year. Zero Carbon Harrogate (zerocarbonharrogate.org.uk) help people to reduce this to about 8 tonnes a year.
In this scheme we plant native British hardwoods which need about 10 trees to capture one tonne of carbon. This means that the average person needs to plant 80 trees a year!
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is NOW!
Why Plant in Nidderdale AONB?
Nidderdale has a tree coverage of only 8%, compared with a national average of 13%.
Nidderdale is close to Harrogate and Ripon where our clubs are based.
The Harrogate club organise an annual Charity Walk based upon the town of Pateley Bridge which is the main town in Nidderdale.
How to Donate
All donations can be made through the well known Golden Giving/PeoplesFundraising website. To donate, click here.
The website also enables you to make regular donations should you so wish.
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