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England | Funded by mining company as carbon offset, 40,000 trees planted in North York Moors NP

Staff and local volunteers at the North York Moors National Park Authority have planted more than 40,000 trees in a year as part of a woodland creation scheme funded by Sirius Minerals, the company behind the development of Whitby’s new multi-million pound fertiliser mine.

The tree planting forms part of Sirius Minerals’ one hundred-year, £175m planning commitment to enhance the local landscape and offset carbon emissions from its North Yorkshire polyhalite project.

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