North Yorkshire tearooms partner on tree planting for flood mitigation in Yorkshire Dales

Harrogate's famous Bettys Tearooms is working with the National Trust on a new tree planting project in the Yorkshire Dales to plant 20,000 trees in order to restore habitat and contribute to flood mitigation.

Image: Betty's
Image: Betty's

The landscape restoration work in Langstrothdale Commons and nearby areas in upper Wharfedale part of a significant project to create 65 hectares of native scrub and woodland, restore peat bogs and build wooden debris dams in order to create a more natural mosaic of habitats and help slow the flow of rainfall into the river system

It is part of Bettys' long-running Trees for Life campaign. Working with the University of Leeds' United Bank of Carbon initiative, the group will measure the project's impact on the landscape and on any flood mitigation.

The group, which runs six tea rooms in North Yorkshire, also promotes tree planting among schoolchildren with its Seedlings at Schools programme.

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