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Can I put both green and brown acorns in the seed collection boxes?
Yes, though where possible, please collected green acorns preferentially.​​​​​​​

Can I donate my own trees to the Arium to be planted?
Whilst it's really exciting that members of the public are planting their own trees, we unfortunately cannot accept tree donations to The Arium. This is to reduce the spread of disease - if we aren't sure of where trees come from, we can't ensure they are disease free. However, please do continue to plant trees in your own gardens if you have space, or if you are going to plant them elsewhere - make sure you have the landowners permission!

Can I donate trees from the Woodland Trust to The Arium?
We regret that we are unable to accept seedlings or saplings for the Woodland Creation Project offered by members of the public.  This is because all of the planting stock is strictly controlled to maintain a high health status of our trees, protect their biosecurity and to protect against the unintentional introduction of disease or invasive species.  All of the trees are either sourced from certified suppliers with every plant being traceable or are grown from seed which has been rigorously screened prior to germination/planting.

There are no seed collection boxes near where I live, can I post them to The Arium?
Unfortunately we cannot accept donations to The Arium if they aren't donated through our seed collection boxes. However, we encourage you to take a trip to our local parks where there are seed collection boxes to collect seeds and deposit them there.

I have emailed about becoming a volunteer, when can I expect to be involved?
We will be sending out advertising posters for our seed collection and tree planting days closer to the time - keep an eye on your emails because they will operate on a first-come-first served basis. 

When will tree planting take place?
Ground preparation starts in September, and runs through to November. Then, tree planting starts the following month, from December to February. If you are looking to volunteer with us, that's when you can expect to be getting a spade and creating woodlands!

My school is interested in planting trees on their grounds, if this something you can help with?
We would love for schools to get involved in our project as much as possible. The Woodland Trust are also running a schools program for tree planting ( find out more here - https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/support-us/act/your-school/plant-trees-with-your-school/). The Parks and Countryside rangers will also be running opportunities for schools to be in involved in seed collection and tree planting. To further engage children with the importance of woodland creation, schools will soon be provided with and education pack, complete with activities to understand the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Can't find the answer you were looking for?


Please contact us at woodlandcreation@leeds.gov.uk, and a member of our team will respond to you as soon as possible.