Introducing One Hull of a Forest

The Challenge:

Hull is the least forested city in the UK. Together, Hull & the East Riding have only 2.6% woodland cover against a national average of 8.4%. Since 2020, One Hull of a Forest have planted 31,650 trees, increasing the tree canopy area in Hull City by 1.7% of the city area!

Our 2021/22 planting season is now closed. Please sign up to help with future plantings… and come to our art exhibition in the Prospect Centre!

Also…we are looking for green-fingered people to help us get ready for the next planting season! Right now we need YOU to help us on our site just east of Hull. We need your help…with Horticultural Activities, Watering, Tree Sapling production, Site Maintenance etc.

One Hull of a Forest

The One ‘Hull’ Of a Forest (OHOF) initiative aims to put the city on the map for its reforestation efforts, as part of the government’s Northern Forest Initiative to plant 50 million trees along the M62 corridor. Working together with local communities we are finding sites, funding and volunteers to plant trees, and to ensure they are cared for as they grow and improve lives throughout Hull and beyond.

Hull is one of the “Tree Cities of the World“, thanks partly to the efforts of Andy Steel, of One Hull of a Forest, who said of the award, “Despite being recognised as the city in the UK with the least amount of woodland its great to see the combined efforts of the parties involved in accomplishing this accreditation and putting more trees in the ground” 

Head Teacher Amanda Devaney comments on the impact of the One Hull of a Forest project planting in her school

We need your help!

A total of 641 sites have been identified in Hull to plant trees. But for each site, permission must be gained, funding secured and ultimately, trees planted. Please take two minutes to look at the rest of this site, and see if you can get involved – through spreading the word, donating funds or helping in other ways.

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you will never sit” – Nelson Henderson

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One Hull of a Forest takes your privacy very seriously. Our personal information handling policy and procedures have been developed in line with the requirements of the 1995 European Union Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) and the General Data Protection Regulation. For education and marketing purposes, we collect and process personal data about you when you interact with us. The One Hull of a Forest project is managed by The PATT Foundation, UK Registered charity number: 1117158.