28 Mar 2021

Biggest tree planting operation of the winter takes place in Yorkshire

Chief Correspondent

Yorkshire is quite literally going back to its roots – with the biggest tree planting operation of the winter going on right now. A third of Broughton Hall estate near Skipton will be returned to nature. It’s part of an ambitious plan to link up forests from the Mersey to the Humber.

Fifty million trees in 25 years – restoring biodiversity and reducing flood risk. Our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson has been to Yorkshire to see the new Northern Forest take shape.


Correction: The headline of the online version of this report incorrectly stated that this effort was “the biggest tree planting operation ever undertaken in England”.