A CONSERVATION scheme is helping people to contribute to replenishing forests whilst buying unique Christmas gifts.

A series of hand-turned tree gifts have been made by craftsman John Briggs who has teamed up with the North York Moors National Park Trust.

For every gift sold, woodland specialists from the Moors National Park Authority will plant a native broadleaf tree in the National Park.

Sir William Worsley, a Trustee of the charity, said: “Christmas is a time to spend with our loved ones, reflect on all we have, and to think about the future.

"We wanted to create a sustainable gift that offers an opportunity to make a small but important difference and a legacy for the future."

The trees are currently on sale at £19.99 exclusively at the Sutton Bank National Park Centre and The Moors National Park Centre in Danby. Each one has been made out of sustainable, locally-sourced timber.