Leeds Woodland Creation Scheme – Autumn 2020

OTLEY Chevin is one of a dozen places that have been chosen to play a key part in growing future woodlands.

Leeds City Council is aiming to plant 5.8 million trees over the next 25 years to help cut the area’s carbon footprint while creating new habitats.

And the authority wants residents to get involved in the Woodland Creation scheme by collecting acorns, beech nuts, chestnuts and conkers and leaving them in seed collection boxes across the city.

Collection boxes have now been set up at 12 locations: Farnley Hall; Golden Acre Park; Gotts Manor Tea Room; Kirkstall Abbey; Meanwood Park; Middleton Park; Otley Chevin Country Park; Pudsey Park; Roundhay Park; Skelton Grange Environment Centre; Temple Newsam; and the Arium.

The seed collection box on The Chevin is next to the cafe near The White House.

Need help with tree identification? Click here for the Tree Spotters Guide