Rotary Tree Challenge – Other ways to help

There are alternative ideas if land is not available to you or if you would prefer not participate in a physical way. Take a look at the options below which all help to improve natural habitats.


Trees for Nidderdale

The Rotary Club of Harrogate has a very clever initiative to plant 25,000 trees as a Carbon Offset Scheme through the Trees for Nidderdale project which currently has only 5% trees as against the national average of 10%.

So far 16,000 young trees have been put in the ground. Donations of money, where trees can be bought for £2.50 each, are welcomed and you can come and help to plant them if you wish.

Donations via cheques made payable to Rotary Club of Harrogate Woodlands account can be sent to the following address. Please include your Rotary club name.

Terry Knowles,
13a Old Barber,
Harrogate HG1 3DF

If you prefer to donate by transferring money directly, please contact Terry Knowles for details. He will be more than happy to answer queries.


Sustainable Global Gardens

Sustainable Global Gardens (SGG) is a charity run by Rotarian Paul Keeley, Rotary Club of Newcastle Gosforth. The aim is to restore the forests around Mount Kilimanjaro by working with nearby farmers, schools and Rotary clubs. Deforestation contributes Kilimanjaro’s melting ice cap with disastrous environmental damage. SGG provides farmers and schoolchildren with seedlings to plant within farms and school grounds to reverse some of the environmental damage.

Donations via cheques made payable to Sustainable Global Gardens can be sent to the address below. Please include your Rotary club name.

Paul Keeley
20 Kensington Gardens
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear NE25 8AR

Details for bank transfers can be obtained by contacting Paul Keeley for details. He will be more than happy to answer queries.


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Rotary is very grateful to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust which has very kindly offered to provide planting space room for up to 18,000 trees in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Trees are £2.50 each with the cost of planting being paid by a grant to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The trees going on farmland will be mainly in gullies and small valleys. To take up this generous offer, please contact Terry Knowles.


Club and district projects

Got a tree project to share? Let us know! Please contact Terry Knowles.

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“I always think about other people first, so Rotary was the perfect place to go. The feel good benefits of helping others are there for all to see. Our club has raised more than £42,000 for 33 different causes in the last two and a half years alone.”

- Miguel Serodio, Rotary Club of Blackpool Palatine

Miguel Serodio, Rotary Club of Blackpool Palatine
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