Mar 13 2020

More trees please!

On Saturday 7 March the local Leicestershire community came along to Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood, near Normanton le Heath in the National Forest, to help us plant 1500 trees.
We are expanding the original wood which was acquired in 2012 to much fanfare as thousands of people got inspired to plant trees to create a wood in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. There are two new extensions to Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood, the first of which is being planted up this March. 
Starting on Monday 2 March, over 100 local school children came along throughout the week to help plant trees, culminating in 103 members of the public joining us on the Saturday for a community planting day. 
We had a great turn out with many attendees saying they really liked the community spirit of the event, enjoyed being outdoors and felt they were doing something for the environment. 
It was a brilliant day for the community and together we smashed our tree target and planted 2000 trees. 
Katie Philips – Engagement and communications officer (Central region)
Feature image credit: Victoria Cheston. Spades – Langley Vale Planting Event December 2014 VPS 
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