We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

New trees on the Ripon Canal

With your help we've planted a crop of healthy new trees along the canal following an outbreak of ash dieback disease.

Volunteers planting trees by the canalThe Ripon Canal is one of our most picturesque canals and looking after its calming character is important. Local people visit the canal to escape from the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives and get back to nature. In our modern world spaces that allow this to happen are so important for our well being.

Thanks to the £1,000 raised from public donations, we have been able to not only safeguard the canal but also ensure a continuity of habitats for the flora and fauna that have always colonised the Ripon Canal. 

What we did

Originally the plan was the plant the area with ash trees but a disease outbreak killed many of the ash trees across the country, meaning we had to change our planting plans.

On 19 March 2013 and with the help of 15 volunteers, 11 field maple trees, an oak tree and around 100 hawthorn hedges were planted.

Thanks to your donations and the help of our volunteers, we have managed to keep the Ripon Canal beautiful and protected for years to come.