INVITATION TO TENDER

RESEARCH PROJECT ON DEVELOPING COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES AT THE YORKSHIRE ARBORETUM

The Yorkshire Arboretum has conceived an idea to create an institution to promote knowledge and awareness of issues around the increasing problems caused by tree diseases and pests, now having significant economic, ecological and aesthetic impacts in the UK. This institution, known by the working title of the Tree Health Centre (THC), would be based at the Yorkshire Arboretum.  It is expected that the THC will charge for its services to cover all costs and contribute to the Yorkshire Arboretum’s finances. It is envisaged that the THC will be based in a new building to be erected adjacent to the current Yorkshire Arboretum Visitor Centre.

 A business case for the THC has demonstrated a market for tree health-related training, but it is clear that this alone is insufficient to create sustainable income from the proposed new building and associated developments. However the Trust wishes to pursue the possibility of this THC development at the arboretum, but believes that other activities within the new building will be needed to generate revenue to contribute to the arboretum’s sustainable development.

Full invitation to tender : TenderInvitation.pdf

 

 

The Yorkshire Arboretum wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The Yorkshire Arboretum has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its project ‘If Trees Could Talk’ . The project aims to tell the story of the arboretum’s trees, its historic site and rich natural biodiversity to a wide audience. Thanks to National Lottery players, development funding of £44,400 has been awarded to help the Yorkshire Arboretum progress plans to apply for a full grant at a later date.

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Lake Restoration

With your help we plan to remove the encroaching vegetation to restore the broad expanse of water. We’ll also install a hard path, allowing visitors of all abilities to access the area throughout the year, and build new pond-dipping platforms and a bird-watching hide to overlook the water and wetlands of Atkinson’s Bog.

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Road Closure Saturday 22nd July

Please note that the section of road between the Castle Howard Obelisk and Slingsby Crossroads will be closed to all through traffic on Saturday 22 July from 2pm until 5pm.

The road closure is in place to ensure the safety of competitors in the Castle Triathlon Sprint Relay.

Extensive signage will direct drivers around the closure via Ganthorpe and on to their destinations including Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Arboretum, which both will remain open as normal and signage on the day will communicate this.

Coneysthorpe crossroads will be open as a crossing point for 'through traffic' between Coneysthorpe and Terrington, in both directions.

Traffic marshals will be at all closure points to traffic manage residents and farm vehicles requiring access. Please be patient with the marshals as they may ask you to wait a few minutes before they can allow you access. Please activate your hazard warning lights and remain aware that there will be cyclists, travelling at high speed, in both directions.

If you are approaching Castle Howard or the Yorkshire Arboretum from the A64 or Welburn crossroads the road is open as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.