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Teaching Trees supporters

Teaching Trees would like to thank all of the individuals, charitable trusts and others who make our work of teaching children and young people about trees possible. We are also indebted to the many owners who have so generously opened up their woods to local schools. 

We are grateful for the support of the Whitaker Charitable Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation, the Sir James Knott Trust and many other charitable trusts.

We would also like to thank the RFS Yorkshire Division for establishing Teaching Trees in 2001 and for continuing to support and advise our project. 

Teaching Trees founding benefactors


Hugh Bethell

Charles Forbes Adam

John Holland

Lord Ingleby

Hugh Kemp

Lif Marriott

Richard and Sally Marriott

Lord Middleton

Lord Scarbrough

Sir Fred Strickland-Constable

John Sutcliffe

Sir Tatton Sykes

Sir Marcus Worsley

Sir William Worsley

George Wynn-Darley

The Marquess of Zetland


Charitable trusts

The Earl Fitzwilliam Charitable Trust

The Halifax Charitable Trust

The Forman Hardy Charitable Trust

The Samuel Storey Family Charitable Trust

The Whitaker Charitable Trust


Regional grants

Teaching Trees is grateful to the following regional funds for their contribution to Teaching Trees:

Lincolnshire Agricultural and Rural Communities Fund / Lincolnshire Community Foundation

Lincolnshire Wolds AONB

North York Moors National Park Authority and the North York Moors, Coast & Hills LEADER Programme

Ryedale LEADER Small Scale Enhancement Scheme funded and administered by Ryedale District Council

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Sustainable Development Fund


Woodland owners

You can see a list of all of the woodland owners who have participated in Teaching Trees at our Teaching Trees Woods page.