A COMPANY has pledged to plant a tree in the Yorkshire Dales for every heating installation it completes.

The partnership project between electric heating company North East Heating Solutions and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) will see more than 100 trees planted a year.

The heating company's pledge constitutes another small step towards YDMT's goal of planting 100,000 new trees in the national park through its 'Together for Trees' campaign.

Carol Douglas, woodland officer at YDMT, said: “Trees are hugely valuable and, as a habitat for wildlife, support some of our most endangered woodland animals, like red squirrels, dormice and cuckoos.

“They are also important for our mental health and wellbeing and we believe that everyone should have access to them."

She added the aim of the charity's Together for Trees campaign was to create "beautiful woodlands" that people could "enjoy for years to come."

Howard Klineberg, owner of North East Heating Solutions, said the company believed in "giving back to the community and taking care of the environment," adding he was 'thrilled' to be doing "even more for the environment" by supporting YDMT.