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.

A planting scheme for the first tranche was drawn up and, following some essential ground preparation by Stuart, our trees were planted by the Volunteer group down by the pond in South Field.

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.

The Woodland Trust’s flagship Diamond Wood will be 460 acres in the heart of the National Forest about 15km south of us.



14. March 2012 by Voyager
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