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Acorn Collection

Yorgreen CIC is taking part in a regional acorn collection project with The White Rose Forest.

White Rose Forest is the community forest for North and West Yorkshire, working in partnership with local authorities, landowners, businesses and communities to plant more trees across the region and improve our natural environment.

Earlier this year, White Rose Forest commissioned KindleWoods, a Community Interest Company based in North Yorkshire to coordinate a community acorn collection project. The project will see acorns retrieved from publicly accessible ancient woodlands and veteran trees within the Royal Forest of Knaresborough,

Acorns are the fruit of the oak tree. They contain the seeds that can grow new oak trees. The collected acorns will be grown on by partners Harrogate Borough Council and The Arium Leeds and made available to White Rose Forest partners for planting in the 2024/2025 planting season.

Ancient woodlands represent our closest link with ‘wild woods’ – the natural forested landscape that developed across swathes of Prehistoric Britain after the last ice age. By collecting and growing acorns from the pockets of ancient semi natural woodland we have today, White Rose Forest partners will be able to plant more trees of local provenance, increasing the number of trees planted from where the seed was collected: Trees which have adapted over time to the climatic and soil conditions in the place in which they are growing, helping to establish woodland with a greater resilience to climate change

This year, in 2022, the Oak tree looks to be producing a bumper crop of acorns. This follows a huge harvest of acorns in 2020 in what is referred to a ‘mast year’.  This is when trees generate far more nuts or fruits than usual creating an all you can eat buffet for deer, mice, badgers and squirrels. A ‘mast year occurs roughly every 5-10 year. You can find out more about Mast years here:

The oak tree applies so much of its energy into producing an increased number of acorns that they are left with little energy to continue producing fruit. A recovery period normally lasts a couple of year, so it is not surprising to see an abundance of acorns in the autumn of 2022.

With a bumper crop of acorns looking likely, collections are being encouraged outside the Royal borough of Harrogate. White Rose Forest is asking all partners including Yorgreen CIC and organised groups to take advantage of the bumper crop and collect acorns from publicly accessible ancient woodlands and veteran trees from across the White Rose Forest region.

The acorn drop is likely to last a couple of weeks in October when Yorgreen CIC will be encouraging schools, organised groups and residents to collect acorns from ancient woodland sites in Cullingworth and Bingley.

Saturday 8th October



We will be joining Cullingworth Village Primary Eco Council and their families.

Thursday 13th October



We will be joining Parkside School Gardening Club & Eco Committee

Friday 14th October

10:00AM- 2:00PM


Open to the public with volunteers from the Outdoor Taskforce and Get Out More CIC.

Meet at ‘The Ivy Kitchen’

Saturday 15th October



Open to the public, we will take a stroll along Goit Stock Woodland Walk

Meet at Hallas Lane Entrance

Tree Planting Dates 2021-22

Join us and help plant native trees at locations throughout the region.

We provide all the tools and support for you to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Yorkshire and plant native trees including oak, birch, hazel, rowan, hazel, holly and blackthorn.

Please wear clothes suitable for practical action and changing weather conditions.


Saturday 27th November 10:00 – 2:30

Newhall Park, Bierley, Bradford, BD5 8FB


Saturday 4th December 10:00 – 2:30

Bridle Stile Farm, Bridle Stile Lane, Clayton, Bradford, BD13 1NW


Saturday 11th December 10:00 – 2:30

Ox Hey Stairs, Hawksbridge Lane, Oxenhope, BD22 9QY


Saturday 22nd January 10:00 -2:30

Binns Lane Farm, Binns Lane, Glusburn, BD20 8JJ


Saturday 29th January 10:00 – 2:30

Deer Park, Walsh Lane, Bingley, BD16 4AX


Saturday 12th February 10:00 – 2:30

Hole Bottom Farm, Brow Lane, Clayton, Bradford BD14 6PU


Saturday 26th February 10:00 – 2:30

Parkside School, Parkside Terrace, Cullingworth, BD13 5AD


Saturday 12th March 10:00 -2:30

Long Causeway, Leeming, Oxenhope, ( Parking behind Leeming Wells Hotel ) BD22 9SG


Saturday 19th March 10:00 – 2:30

Moorside Laith Farm, Marsh Lane, Marsh, BD22 9RT


National Tree Week

National Tree Week is the UK’s celebration of our trees. The celebration marks the start of the tree planting season from November to March. In 2021, National Tree Week will take place from Saturday 27 November to Sunday 5 December- and Bradford is kicking off the celebrations in style!

We will be joining the City of Bradford Metropolitan Council & Trees for Cities to help create the Queens Green Canopy

“The event, in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, will host crafts, activities and more, ensuring fun for all the family. By planting new trees you will help foster a lasting positive change to the local environment, by increasing biodiversity and supporting our natural wildlife”.

A hot vegan lunch and refreshments will be provided. Everybody is welcome to take part

Come and join us!

Newhall Park.

10:00AM – 3:00PM Saturday 27th November 2021

We encourage you to walk, cycle or take public transport to the site. The closest bus stops are Bierley Lane Firth Row and Rooley Lane Sangster Way. Both are less than 15 minutes’ walk from Newhall Park.

Newhall Park Drive, BD5 8JX
Take the narrow path on the right-hand side of the road as you enter Newhall Park Drive. Continue straight, with the green fence on your right, until you reach a fork in the pathway. Take a left. When you reach the school gates, you will see the meeting point in the park down the slope to your right.

Bierley Lane, BD4 6AL
From Bierley Lane, walk directly across the sports field and go through the gate in the top left corner. Follow this path, with the school gates on your right, and take the steps in front of you down to Newhall Park. You will see us in the park beyond the first rows of trees.

Come and join us!

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