Thursday 16 November 2023

Humber Forest, the community forest for Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has planted its first trees of the new season. Volunteers planted the first saplings in the East Riding village of Patrington last week.

Last year, the Humber Forest team planted 117,663 trees, more than ever before. This season they aim to plant more than 100 hectares (more than 200,000 trees), by the end of March.

The team are working on a wide range of projects, including: planting trees to make schools greener places to learn, planting hedgerows and shelter belts to enhance farmland; and woodland creation – mainly planting native trees for the benefit of wildlife.

Humber Forest is one of 13 community forests across England, and part of the larger Northern Forest that stretches from Liverpool to the Yorkshire coast. It is not a single ‘forest’, but the collection of many trees, woodlands and hedgerows across the whole region. For more information, or to get involved, visit Humber Forest or email