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A year of progress at Gair Wood

To celebrate Gair Wood’s first complete year of growth, a video has been produced, highlighting progress on site and the team who work there.

Soil Research at Gair Wood

For World Soil Day 2023, the team looked back at how soils influenced planting at Gair Wood, as well as how they plan to study the soils there in the future.

Highly Commended at Green Gown Awards

Gair Wood has been recognised with High Commendation at the Green Gown Awards for sustainability excellence in higher education. Gair Wood was commended in the category of Research with Impact.

Microclimates at Gair Wood - Research Spotlight on Dr Jim Parker

Dr Jim Parker is a reader in sustainable urban environments in the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University. Working with the University of Leeds and supported by the Future of UK Treescapes Fellowship program, Jim conducts microclimate research at Gair Wood.

Tree growth and survival - Research Spotlight on Emily Scott

Emily Scott is a BSc Environmental Science and NERC PANORAMA Research Experience Placement student studying at the University of Leeds and conducting research into the trees at Gair Wood.

The Animals of Gair Wood - Research Spotlight on Alana Thornton

Since completing a successful pre-planting survey last summer at the University's new research woodland, Gair Wood, Alana Thornton has returned to the site this year for a master's research project.

Planting completed at Gair Wood!

The final tree at Gair Wood has now been planted by Anna Gugan, one of the key team members behind the design and creation of the woodland.

Volunteer planting begins at Gair Wood!

Volunteer planting efforts began this week at the University of Leeds’ new research woodland, Gair Wood.

Animal Surveys at Gair Wood

Alana Thornton researched the diversity of animals currently found in the grassland habitat that is destined to become Gair Wood.

Designing a new woodland for Leeds

When the University decided that they wanted to establish a new woodland for Leeds, they asked the team at UBoC to lead the planning and design.

New woodland honours former University Secretary

Planting for a new woodland has begun on land owned by the University of Leeds on the northern edge of the city.

Baseline Data and Research Placement at Gair Wood

Ben Hodgson just completed a six-week Research Experience Placement (REP) on the Gair Wood Project.

Plans to Develop Gair Wood

The University of Leeds is developing plans for one of the most significant woodland creation projects in the north of England.