Queens Diamond Jubilee Woods – Free Trees!

4 05 2011

Six million trees are to be planted in the UK over the next
year forming hundreds of Jubilee and Diamond Woods all
over the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in
2012.
The Woodland Trust is asking for local communities,
schools, businesses and landowners to plant trees on their
own land. The newly-created Jubilee Woods of an acre or
more will form a green tribute to Her Majesty. The woods
will also benefit local people by creating a haven for biodiversity.
The Trust can offer help and advice to anyone planting
trees for this project, such as which native British species
to choose. They may even be able to help with funding,
and are offering a 1,000 free tree packs, including a
Royal Sapling grown from trees on royal estates such as
Sandringham, to start you off. The packs come in two
sizes – small packs of 105 saplings to plant a hedge or
small copse, or large packs of 420 saplings to plant an
acre of land.

The Woodland Trust is also asking landowners to plant
60 new forests of 60 acres each to mark every year of the
Queen’s reign. These Diamond Woods will form a living
legacy of Her Majesty’s reign. They are asking businesses to sponsor the new woods.
Tree planting will being this autumn and continue through to next year.
For more information on the project and the free trees visit the project website
http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/more-trees-more-good/getinvolved/jubilee-woods.
Or contact the woodland creation team at the Woodland
Trust on 0845 293 5689
or by email to jubileewoods@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Article above taken from the spring issue of Derbyshire Biodiversity News

http://www.derbyshirebiodiversity.org.uk/news/files/DBN_vol7_issue2.pdf


		
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