Middleton Park  -  Yorkshire  -  Mature Trees In Early Spring 2022

Middleton Park

Tree Planting in Yorkshire at Middleton Park

Middleton Park is a park and woodland area, spanning 470 acres, on the southern edge of the city of Leeds.

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.

The Clearings Plantation is about a quarter of an acre of newly planted trees at Middleton Park.

Originally planted in the 1990s, this woodland has a mix of hazel, birch, holly, rowan and oak species. Leeds Coppice Workers, Friends of Middleton Park and the Middleton Park Estate Volunteers are working to get the plantation into a coppice rotation.

This will benefit biodiversity by opening up the woodland floor to more light and creating opportunities for ground flora as well as diversifying the age structure of the woodland.

It will create opportunities for visitors and the local community to learn about and take part in the traditional forestry practice of coppicing - where trees are essentially cut back / pruned every few years.

The harvested material is used in the creation of woodland products such as fencing stakes, fascines and fire wood.

Coppicing species like hazel doesn't harm the tree and it actually extends it's lifespan as new growth is stimulated every few years.

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  • Middleton Park  -  Yorkshire  -  Mature Trees In Early Spring 2022
  • Hazel Saplings Are Among The Trees Planted At This Location

Tree Species at Middleton Park

Since 2022 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 200 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address

Middleton
Leeds
Yorkshire
LS10 3RL

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.

Dedicate a tree to be planted in Yorkshire or elsewhere in the UK.