The Jubilee Wood
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee, the Woodland Trust is helping millions of people across the UK to come together to plant 6 million trees. Free Community Tree Packs were available with young saplings between 20cm – 40cm tall. We applied in the Spring and Autumn of 2012 were successful on both occasions.
We received our first 105 saplings on the Wildlife theme – blackthorn, hawthorn, hazel, silver birch, rowan and common oak. Each pack also contains a Royal Oak Sapling, grown from seeds gathered from Royal Estates, to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The second tranche of saplings – on the Year Round Colour theme – are also with us. These are being kept safe through the winter and will be planted out when a scheme has been agreed and the weather is right.
Suggestions for where we might plant the two Royal Oak Sapling are being invited. It needs to be in a publicly accessible area and one which will suit a growing oak tree over a long period of time.