Skipton Systems support woodland restoration

November 22, 2011

Skipton-based IT support and solutions company Skipton Systems has joined forces with YDMT to plant trees in the Dales.

Skipton Systems will dedicate one new native broadleaf tree for every client taking out a new 12 month ‘BusinessCover’ support contract with them. The company offer a range of IT and web services and solutions. Richard Pettifer, Director of Skipton Systems says, “We are proud to be based in Skipton; the Gateway to the Dales, and we are keen to do our bit in keeping this wonderful landscape as beautiful as possible.  Our partnership with the Trust will enable us – and our clients – to make a real difference to the future of the area.  I hope that we will be planting many trees together with the Trust over the coming months.”

Saplings at Harrison's Wood - YDMT's new Supporter Woodland

YDMT Director David Sharrod added, “We will look forward to inviting Skipton Systems and their clients to join us next year to see the progress of the trees and the new woodland that they have helped to fund and make possible.”

The trees will be located in Harrison’s Wood, YDMT’s newest Supporter Woodland, situated in the beautiful Nidderdale countryside near Pateley Bridge.  Covering 6.3 hectares, the site has been planted with a mixture of native species including large proportions of Hawthorn (15%), Ash (12%) and Downy Birch (10%).  If you own a business and would like to support woodland restoration and other vital projects in the Yorkshire Dales, please contact Lindsay Wallace on 015242 51002 or email