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Volunteering with us

Due to the nature of woodland creation, our available volunteering opportunities depend on the time of year.

In the winter (from November to February), you can find yourself planting trees in all weathers. In spring and summer you can get out in the sun for some woodland maintenance with our Woodland Wednesdays weekly group, or see behind the scenes at the Arium Friday seed planting sessions. Finally, in autumn, you'll be out collecting seeds in parks and green spaces for the next round of planting.

Email us at woodlandcreation@leeds.gov.uk to join our mailing list and find out more!

Summer 2022 workshops at the Arium

For the first four Mondays in August (1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd) our Countryside Rangers will be hosting a nature craft and activity station outside at the arium near the playground and the outdoor plants. Drop in between 10 AM and 2 PM to try your hand at leaf printing and bark rubbings, and to find out more about the trees being planted around Leeds that start their lives here, at the Arium.

New sites

We welcome suggestions of new sites for tree planting at any time in the year! Please email us at woodlandcreation@leeds.gov.uk to put forward any new sites where you'd like to see trees in leeds.

Please note, suggestions will be investigated to establish their suitability for woodland planting (not all sites are suitable). Unfortunately due to the high volume of suggestions we cannot contact you with progress of individual site suggestions but if they are suitable they will progressed, so look out for them at the consultation or site preparation and planting stages!

Reporting woodland vandalism

To report cases of woodland vandalism, please email us at woodlandcreation@leeds.gov.uk with the site location and percieved damage.