On Tuesday 25th January 2022, a team of 12 CORE employees volunteered to assist with planting around 2000 saplings – native to the UK – across grassland at the former South Leeds Golf Club in Middleton.
The creation of a new woodland will provide a green haven for both visitors and local wildlife and each tree planted will grow into a vital carbon store, helping to reduce our environmental impact and restore biodiversity.
The day of planting was delivered in partnership with Leeds City Council Parks & Countryside Rangers who specialise in woodland creation and management.
Says Alan Cooper, Director at CORE: “Tree planting is a tangible way of taking positive action to help tackle climate change and support the environment. By helping to create a sustainable woodland we are supporting the local community and helping the environment.”
In Autumn 2020, Leeds Parks & Countryside pledged to plant 5.8 million trees in response to the climate emergency – helping to make Leeds carbon neutral by 2030.