Leah HallasHumber Forest Partnership Manager
An unswerving advocate for the natural environment and a local through and through, Leah has lived in Hull and East Yorkshire all her life and been involved with conservation for 14 years (come rain or shine!), having started as a volunteer with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV).
Leah’s career has since seen her dedicate 12 years to community forestry. As well as taking on various roles within the Humber Forest, Leah’s also lent her passion for trees and woodland to the White Rose Forest, in partnership with the Community Forest Trust.
Leah’s favourite tree is the silver birch, also known as the ‘Lady of the Wood’ (Betula pendula) as it’s the first tree she learnt to identify. Considered a ‘pioneer’ tree due to it its ability to grow anywhere and the way it prepares the soil for further planting, the silver birch is also known as a symbol of renewal and purification, with birch brooms being used at New Years to drive out old spirits.