Woodland Creation Scheme – Great Ayton Moor

Over the next hundred years, £70 million will be provided to the North York Moors National Park Authority to fund the planting of mixed deciduous woodland in the area. A total of 7,000 hectares, equating to 10 million trees, will be planted to offset carbon emissions generated by mining operations and enhance the character and landscape of the National Park, while creating more diverse wildlife habitats. The programme began in 2017 and has already seen over 40,000 trees planted.

5.43 hectares have been planted on Great Ayton Moor to date.