Hedon Airfield Woodland Establishment Project

Hedon Airfield Woodland Establishment Project

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Kingston upon Hull City Council have joined forces to create a new 8-acre woodland establishment project at Hedon Airfield between Hedon and Hull. The scheme, developed by HEYwoods, has been supported by major financial contributions from BP Chemicals, Saltend Cogeneration Company, Nippon Gohsei UK and Yorkshire Water following major new development in the Saltend area.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Kingston upon Hull City Council have joined forces to create a new 8-acre woodland establishment project at Hedon Airfield between Hedon and Hull.

The scheme, developed by HEYwoods, has been supported by major financial contributions from BP Chemicals, Saltend Cogeneration Company, Nippon Gohsei UK and Yorkshire Water following major new development in the Saltend area. The project has seen over 7,000 native broadleaf trees established at the site, including oak, ash & field maple. The site is owned by Kingston upon Hull City Council with East Riding of Yorkshire Council undertaking the planting and maintenance work.

The scheme has been planned and designed to provide a significant area of new native woodland that contributes towards an improved landscape and wildlife resources in an area currently dominated by large-scale industry and intensive agriculture, whilst also creating an attractive feature visible to users of the busy A1033 between Hull & Hedon.

Project facts

Start date

01 March, 2008

End date

28 February, 2013

Number of trees planted

2,310 Oak
2,310 Fraxinus excelsior
310 Field Maple
310 Alder
310 Small Leaved Lime
310 Wild Cherry
310 Crab Apple
195 Hawthorn
195 Blackthorn
195 Hazel
195 Goat Willow
195 Dogwood
195 Buckthorn
195 Guelder Rose
195 Dog Rose

Partners involved in the project