We are delighted to announce that following a successful application to the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, and match-funding from the Peter Sowerby Foundation and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, plans will go ahead to build the Tree Health Centre at the Yorkshire Arboretum.
Designed in partnership with SALT Architects, who were commissioned to prepare plans for the building, the Tree Health Centre will be a single storey, purpose-built facility for teaching professionals and members of the public about the risks, challenges and practicalities of managing all aspects of tree health.
The centre is a realisation of the arboretum’s core strategy and values. It is a chance for us to create strong links with tree health experts in a professional capacity, and raise awareness to all visitors and members of the importance of healthy trees and threats posed by an increasing range of pests and diseases.
The new building will be situated adjacent to the Visitor Centre, with work expected to begin in the summer. The arboretum and café will remain open throughout the construction period.
Visit the Tree Health Centre website for further information and details on how you can support this project: www.treehealthcentre.org