Knaresborough Lions Club plans to plant 100 young oak trees, donated by RHS Garden Harlow Carr, to commemorate the Great Knaresborough Bed Race. The trees will be planted in Horseshoe Fields in the autumn on the opposite bank of the river Nidd from where Bed Race starts and finishes.
Bernadette Reid of the Lions said:
We are enormously proud to be able to do this thanks to the generosity of RHS Harlow Carr.
They have supported us in this initiative and are also helping to sponsor this year’s Bed Race.
The Lions are playing their part and are building on the theme of the 2022 Bed Race of The Environment: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
We have other measures in mind and planting trees is only one way we will build on the theme.
RHS Harlow Carr’s donation is part of the massive planting of trees being undertaken as part of the Great Northern Forrest project, which sees millions of trees planted in a band across the north from Liverpool to Hull. There is a massive tree planting exercise in Yorkshire specially focused on recreating the historic Forest of…