March 29, 2022

Rotary, People of Action, tree planting in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

As spring arrives, we celebrate how our Rotary Clubs have been actively tree planting in partnership with other each other and wider community organisations.

Harrogate Rotary report:  The last couple of weeks has seen a considerable amount of activity by ‘Trees for Nidderdale’, the charitable group run by Rotary Club of Harrogate organising tree planting in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as a carbon balance scheme. There have been two planting sessions, the first at West Lane, Pateley Bridge when 500 trees were planted followed by the planting of a further 400 trees on a site on Menwith Hill Road. Luckily the weather was reasonably kind to us on both occasions and our thanks go to everyone from Open Country and Zero Carbon Harrogate as well as to volunteers from our own club and those from the Rotary Club of Ripon along with staff from Unit 4 and Moneyweb who both contributed towards the purchase of the trees. We have more trees to plant and would welcome the offer of more sites in Nidderdale.

For further information go to Trees For Nidderdale

Cleethorpes Rotary report on The Queen’s Green Canopy: Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.

We celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 by being part of The Queen’s Green Canopy which is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old. We planted 7 trees one for each decade.

Brighouse, Elland, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, Halifax Calder Rotary Clubs, along with the Calderdale Council countryside team and members of the public, planted 800 trees at a site in Brighouse.

An opportunity to find out more through a YouTube slideshow including some time lapse video.

The South West clubs in our District also produced an informative Rotary Forest March 2022 update.

York Rotary report: Much is said in the city about local organisations and charities coming together to make York a better place to live. A fine example of this is the York Rotary Tree Planting project which brings together Rotary, Treemendous and the Woodland Trust.

An opportunity to read more about the York partnership working: A new partnership for tree planting (

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