New trees planted on Trans Pennine Trail
October 7, 2014
On Monday 17th March 2014, SYFP sponsored 450 native trees to be planted on the Trans Pennine Trail, Aldham, Barnsley. Gift that Grows is our dedicated community forest tree planting scheme. Since 1991 SYFP has turned donations and sponsorship from individuals and organisations across South Yorkshire into trees. Through this scheme and other SYFP projects, we have planted more than 1 million trees which are maintained so that they can
become thriving woodlands. Over the past 23 years we have spent
approximately £32m pounds creating a forest of woodlands, parks and green areas for South Yorkshire communities. Help grow your community forest by sponsoring a tree- find out more: http://www.syforest.co.uk/gift/give.html
Over 750 Hectares of land has been regenerated, e.g. from
old industrial sites, colliery tips etc to create natural, green areas for everyone.
We would like to say a special thank you to ‘Voluntary Action Barnsley’, and the ‘Environment Group from Netherwood School’ in Barnsley, who planted the native trees. We would also like to thank Cllr Roy Miller, from Barnsley, who came along to support the two groups planting. Finally, we would like to thank Russ Boland, Countryside and Parks Officer from BMBC for organising the event.
“The children had lots of fun and the day went really well. Both groups were very enthusiastic and loved being outside”, Nicola Schofield, South Yorkshire Forest Partnership.
If you would like to sponsor a tree, please visit our website www.syforest.co.uk/gift/