Willow coppicing in Esholt

A group of staff and student volunteers braved the West Yorkshire weather and helped to coppice a willow plantation in Esholt for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Willow coppicing in Esholt

The team were supervised by Don Vine (Conservation Officer) and Elspeth Robinson (Project Assistant), both with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Elspeth is a Leeds graduate, and former President of the Leeds University Union Conservation Society.

Yorkshire wildlife trust

In keeping with the University’s key sustainability theme of ‘Being a positive partner in society', the University has been signed up as a gold level corporate member of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust since 2012.

Residential Services organises four volunteer events each year, where students and staff from residential sites can come together, and volunteer to work with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on locations around the Leeds area. 

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