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Leeds Needs Trees!

An additional 1,250 hectares of woodland will be created over 25 years. New woodland sites will be formed throughout the city on council owned land.

This means that the amount of woodland in Leeds will double over this time, transforming the way parks and green spaces are managed. The initiative includes education, community engagement and volunteering, creating woodlands for the future.

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Right tree, right place

Choosing the right location for a woodland plantation is vital to ensuring that the saplings flourish.

Before any woodland is planted, we make sure there are no plans for alternative future usage of the land, consider any impact on nearby properties and this meets community and environmental needs.

For this scheme, 50 hectares of parks and green space will be identified each year across the city. We will make sure these spaces are the right size to have a positive impact to the area.

We will be creating paths, glades and clearings, so that people can access and enjoy the new woodlands for many years.

Areas of larger planting will be fenced for the first few years to allow the woodland to establish.


Get Involved!

Use the tiles on this page to find out more about our woodland creation initiative, and how you can get involved with our seed collection and tree planting opportunities.


If you have any questions, contact us at woodlandcreation@leeds.gov.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Information Pack

Seed Collection

Tree planting