Volunteers plant 3,000 new trees in Bramley Park

Volunteers have been taking part in tree planting in Bramley Park

Around 80 volunteers have helped to plant 3,000 new trees in Bramley Park.

The planting done will help the park remain a vibrant place for locals to visit while also supporting Leeds City Council’s ambition to plant 5.8 million trees by 2045.

Trees form a vital part of the environment, with woodlands providing a place to connect with nature, help people to relax and unwind, which benefits both mental and physical health.

The trees planted were of a variety of species – including pine, hazel, rowan, holly and guelder rose – to help ensure a strong diversity of the habitat for local wildlife species.

The planting comes a matter of weeks after a new volunteer-led Friends of Bramley Park group was formed at a public meeting.

Councillors Kevin Ritchie and Caroline Gruen (Labour, Bramley and Stanningley) were also present. Cllr Ritchie said: “We would like to thank the fabulous volunteers who joined us and our Leeds City Council staff for the tree planting sessions at Bramley Park.

“We look forward to seeing these new trees grow into a vibrant woodland, to be enjoyed by generations to come and help contribute to tackling climate change.

“This is only the start of the planting season and if anyone else out there is interested in volunteering, I would urge them to get in touch with us or to check the council’s website.”

Councillors Caroline Gruen and Kevin Ritchie were at the tree planting.

Anyone interested in volunteering for tree planting can e-mail woodlandcreation@leeds.gov.uk to be notified of up and coming events during the tree planting season which takes place in the winter months from late November until February.



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