GUESTS at the next talk at Rawdon Community Library will be learning more about the massive tree-planting initiative recently undertaken in north Leeds.

Gair Wood, near Golden Acre Park, was planted at the start of 2023 with help from volunteers in the Leeds community. The wood will provide research, teaching, and social opportunities and capture carbon as part of the University of Leeds’ Climate Plan.

Drs Robin Hayward and Tom Sloan, from the University of Leeds, will explore the role of this new research woodland in guiding future planting efforts.

Gair Wood will be part of the White Rose Forest, the community forest for North and West Yorkshire, whose vision is to create a sustainable and well-wooded landscape across the region, benefitting local people, the economy and wildlife.

The talk starts at 2pm on Tuesday, February 13th. Tickets are £5 (£3 students) and can be bought in advance at the library or on the door. Recent talks have attracted large audiences and numbers are limited, so buy in advance or arrive early to be sure of a place.

Tickets include refreshments, and the library has wheelchair access and an accessible toilet.