Dedicate a tree

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. Dedicate a tree in the Yorkshire Dales today and help us restore hundreds of native, broadleaved woodlands which have been lost due to deforestation.

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Meadow seedbank training day


Come to Lancashire's Coronation Meadows and learn how to collect, dry and store the seeds of meadow flowers in your own meadow seedbank, perfect for use in plug plant production and seeding for restoration work.

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Say it with flowers. Hundreds of them.

A unique alternative to cut flowers, a Living Bouquet gift will help create a beautiful living area of wildflower hay meadow in the Yorkshire Dales for only £25. 

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Minding The Meadows

Date of issue: 18 August 2015

In April 2013 the Hay Time Appeal was launched by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust with the aim of raising £150,000 to fund an ongoing programme of meadow restoration and education work.

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Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

You can call us YDMT for short! We’re a small charity doing big things to help care for the landscape, environment, communities and economy in this very special place – the Yorkshire Dales.

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Current programmes

Flowers of the Dales Festival

This annual festival highlights the fantastic wildflowers and habitats we have in the Yorkshire Dales through a collection of over 100 events across the Dales.

Dales Woodland Restoration

Tree planting is perhaps what the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust is most well known for. Since we first started out in 1996 we’ve helped to plant over one million trees in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.

Hay Time

YDMT set up the Hay Time project in 2006 to help protect and restore the internationally important hay meadows of the Yorkshire Dales.

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From the blog

Posted: 06/08/2015 by ydmt

How to restore a meadow – creating vital habitat for pollinators.

How are hay meadows restored and why? The experts explain how, and our friends at Bentham Primary School tell us why hay meadows are so important.
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