Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

Tree Planting in Yorkshire at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

Meanwood Valley farm, which has certified organic status from the Soil Association, is situated in the north west of the city and the planting site, next to the farm, will provide a valuable urban greenway for local wildlife.

* THIS WOODLAND IS Temporarily Full *
We’ve planted so many trees here that there isn’t any space to plant more. We hope to be able to plant here again in future years.
For the nearest alternative woodlands take a look at the Woodlands Locations Map.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Meanwood Valley Farm has been given a field by Leeds City Council, as another piece of the wildlife jigsaw linking local nature areas, footpaths and woodland.

The trees are planted with tree guards to protect them from the resident population of Roe Deer.

The aim has been to surround the field with a mixed hedgerow of hawthorn, blackthorn, dog rose and hazel, mainly to provide a protective barrier from vandals, horses and, occasionally, the odd stolen car!

The hedgerows on the farm are never cut, but are "laid" on rotation every 7 years which maintains an effective barrier and promotes longevity.

Hedgerow "laying" is the method whereby the branches of the hedges are inter-woven, usually at 45 degree angles to the ground, in order to create a fence-like construction that is not only strong but acts as a perfect habitat and food source for local wildlife.

This method works by providing an effective barrier and a great food source for wildlife while becoming stronger every year.

Photo Gallery

  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm  -  Yorkshire  -  Bulls In The Field Overlooking Leeds
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm  -  Yorkshire  -  Tree Progress 2018
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm  -  Yorkshire  -  By 2018 The Trees Are Thriving
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm  -  Yorkshire  -  Rowan  -  Silver Birch  -  Wild Cherry Trees After A Few Years Of Growth
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm  -  Yorkshire  -  Oak Tree In Shelter
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm  -  Yorkshire  -  Common Beech Tree In Shelter
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm  -  Yorkshire  -  Newly Planted Trees In Shelters
  • Meanwood Valley Urban Farm  -  Yorkshire  -  Tree Planting Map

Tree Species at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

Since 2008 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 2400 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Road
Leeds
Yorkshire
LS7 2QG

Map



External links

http://www.mvuf.org.uk/

EFORESTS is not responsible for the content on external websites.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

EFORESTS have been tree planting in Yorkshire and many other regions since 2006. You can dedicate a tree to be planted in Yorkshire or elsewhere in the UK on our Tree Dedication page.