A major new woodland will be planted to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year, the Woodland Trust announced yesterday.
The 460-acre wood – bigger than Kew Gardens or Regent’s Park – will be located in the National Forest in Leicestershire, and will be publicly accessible. Its creation will be the most prominent part of the Trust’s biggest tree-planting campaign ever: Jubilee Woods, which will commemorate the anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952 by planting six million trees, to create hundreds of new woods across theUK (see our previous post).
The new wood is expected to offer easy access for 10 million people, create valuable new habitat for the nation’s best-loved species and become the largest continuous block of woodland owned by a single organisation in The National Forest, which is backing this worthwhile Diamond Jubilee scheme.
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