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Restore nature to fight climate change

Weakened ecosystems from biodiversity loss leaves our landscapes and communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change. 


A resilient natural world has a big role to play in the race to net zero.  The UK has one of the most nature depleted landscapes in the world, so without sufficient nature recovery, the climate emergency will not be resolved.

Helping Nature at Home

How green is your gardenGive a boost to biodiversity and get closer to wildlife by adopting planet-friendly gardening and helping nature at home. Use peat-free compost or make your own which also helps to reduce your food waste.

Small changes to your front garden also help the environment and reduce flood risk.

Supporting your local community


ZCH's Natural Climate Solutions group is a member of the White Rose Forest (WRF) partnership forum which gives us a say in how our community forest develops. 


We are supporters of the Rotary’s Trees for Nidderdale project, and have taken an active role in the delivery of the Long Lands Common community woodland and nature recovery project.  


If you would like to help with nature recovery within your community, read on to find out more…

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Help with tree planting in your local community forest – either as a volunteer, landowner,by donating or sponsoring.

Part of the Northern Forest, the aim of the White Rose Forest Action Plan is to have planted 7 million trees across North and West Yorkshire by 2025.

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Get involved in the Rotary of Harrogate’s tree planting days or donate to buy a tree. We aim to plant 25,000 trees in Nidderdale in North Yorkshire. It only has 8% tree coverage compared with 13% nationally and therefore needs more! This scheme is organised by the Rotary Clubs of Harrogate and Ripon in co-operation with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Register your interest and help at the Community Acorn Collection Days to ensure the genetic legacy of our important ancient and veteran oak trees in the Forest of Knaresborough.  Once germinated, these acorns will be planted within the White Rose Forest.


Donate or register to volunteer in the development of the first ever 30-acre community-owned woodlands project for Harrogate and Knaresborough. 

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