White Rose Forest Four More Green Quangos?


The White Rose Forest organises working parties from a wide range of organisations who collaborate to identify, develop and deliver “on the ground ” projects.
One initiative of the forest campaign is to allow individuals to be able to mark special occasions with a donation to ‘Trees for Yorkshire’. £10 buys two trees planted in either Scammonden Water or Dalton Bank. Once the tree has been planted you will receive a personalised Certificate of Dedication with a map showing where the site is plus a photograph of the planted areaand an invite to a ‘walk and talk’ event.

Partners in the White Rose Forest

Bradford District has thirty six public parks, over one hundred recreation grounds, more than one hundred and forty play areas and large areas of woodlands,

Calderdale has a contrasting landscape ranging from the urban areas around Halifax and Brighouse to the high moorlands of the South Pennines in the west of the district. This includes Hardcastle Craggs and Broadhead Clough and Cromwell Bottom nature reserve.

The aim of thier part of the White Rose Forest is to integrate trees and woodland, together with associated habitats, with the urban, urban fringe and rural environments. Hetchell Wood includes area managed as coppice and contains areas of managed limestone grassland whilst  Adel Dam is a bird paradise.

The National Trust owned Marsden Moor Estate cover the high Pennine moors above Marsden, Meltham and Holmfirth, while to the north and east the landscape becomes gentler with fields and woodlands. Honley woods are privately owned ancient semi-natural woodland, with public access.

New Miller dam country park covers 94.33 acres of woodland and water. It is a designated an area that is a Site of Scientific Interest. Haw Park Wood is a 73 hectare ancient replanted woodland


Wood Fuel and Yorwoods

White Rose Forest also actively promotes wood fuel and can answer questions such as; Where do I buy woodfuel, How much does woodfuel cost compared to fossil fuels? Why is woodfuel carbon lean? How much space will a tonne of woodchip need?
What is the calorific value of wood pellets? and What is the Renewable Heat Incentive?
Yorkshire Woodfuels Ltd is a not for profit company of woodland owners and woodfuel suppliers. The scheme is run throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region. The main propose is to create a group of private and public sector timber growers, and forestry and arboricultural contractors with long term forest and tree management interests with the specific intention of supplying small round wood and other wood products for woodfuel.

YORWOODS are a public funded woodland initiative working in partnership with the Forestry Commission and local authorities.
Yorwoods chairs the Working Woodlands Group, whose focus is to help enable the sustainable management of woodlands in West Yorkshire
Yorwoods organises a ‘Moorland Burning Workshop’ to be run by the National Gamekeepers Organisation and is designed for those who already have some training or experience in burning practices. It is followed by an equipment demonstration. The training day is scheduled for 24th February 2012. Link

Biomass Energy Centre is a partner in the White Rose Forest initiative they say ‘There are many different forms of biomass fuel obtainable from trees, but they are all categorized as virgin wood provided they have not been used for another purpose.’

Brodsworth Hall
Brodsworth Hall Oak

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