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Seed collection appeal to help grow millions of trees across the city

Can you help Leeds City Council in its bid to grow millions of trees over the next 25 years? For the third year running, Leeds residents are being asked to collect seeds from four different trees as part of its target of planting 5.8 million trees over a quarter of a century.

The Woodland Creation initiative, managed by the council’s parks service aims to capture carbon, and increase biodiversity by creating habitats for birds, animals and insects.

The new woodlands will also enhance green spaces creating accessible woodlands for community use by helping to improve health, wellbeing and understanding of climate change.

They are looking for conkers, sweet chestnuts, beech nuts and acorns. which can be taken to collection points throughout the city, including in West Leeds at:

  • Gotts Manor Golf Club, Armley
  • Farnley Hall Park
  • Kirkstall Abbey gift shop
  • TCV Hollybush, Kirkstall

As well as:

  • Temple Newsam Café
  • The Arium
  • Three Cottages Café, Meanwood Park
  • Middleton Park Visitor Centre
  • Golden Acre Park Café
  • Tropical World gift shop
  • White House Café Outdoor Seating, Otley Chevin
  • Wetherby Town Hall.
  • Lotherton Hall

The seeds will be planted and cultivated at the Arium, the largest council nursery in the country. Collecting runs until the end of October.

  • Report by Anne Akers

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