Membership

my Y membership

Welcome to Yorkshire's my Y membership supports the creation of the new woodlands across Yorkshire as part of our Trees for Yorkshire partnership.

Members will receive the following:

  • a personalised certificate confirming your tree dedication and information on the woodland including nearby walks and access
  • Your name will be entered on to our tree planting partner, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s online Register of Supporters
  • If you opt in to receive further information from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust you will receive an invitation to their Annual Woodland Open Day giving you the chance to explore the new woodland with expert members of the woodland team;
  • Invitations to volunteer tree planting days and other events such as woodland and meadow walks with experts across the Dales.
  • Quarterly updates on woodland creation and the work of the charity 
  • The chance to purchase more trees in Shoe Gate Wood and unique gifts for friends and family

Why Trees?

Our climate is in crisis and trees can play a vital role. Not only do they remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere but they also provide essential habitat for wildlife and are important for our health and wellbeing. Trees are beneficial for people, landscape and wildlife…

People

  • Trees are proven to boost human health and wellbeing. By becoming a Welcome to Yorkshire member you are helping to create natural woodlands that people can enjoy for years to come.
  • Trees can be really useful to farmers as they can help with stock management and keeping sheep and cattle from dangerous/steep areas of land.
  • YDMT work to ensure that people from all walks of life can access the Dales for improved health and wellbeing. Find out more about their work here.

Landscape

We think trees are pretty special  and enhance our precious landscape in so many ways.

  • Trees restore part of our natural landscape that’s been lost due to deforestation. The UK has only 13% woodland cover, compared with an EU average of 37% - in the Yorkshire Dales that figure falls to below 5%.
  • Trees can be planted in unused areas of land, making the most of our spectacular Yorkshire landscape.
  • Trees help to reduce soil erosion, reduce flood risk, reduce pollution and also help with water quality.

Wildlife

Our new woodlands grow into diverse ecosystems, supporting more invertebrates than any other habitat. In Yorkshire they can be home to animals like the Red Squirrel, Dormouse, Redstart and Marsh Tit as well as plants like Herb Paris, Bluebell, Ramsons and Wood Anemone.