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Woodland Trust to plant 1m trees in February

January 27 2012

Woodland Trust to plant 1m trees in February
The Woodland Trust is to embark on a tree planting spree this February as part of a range of initiatives geared toward commemorating the Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee.

Centrepiece of the Jubilee Woods project will be a Diamond Park containing 500,000 trees in Leicestershire, with a further five and a half million trees to be planted in smaller woods across the country over the year.

These include hundreds of ‘Jubilee Woods’ and 59 larger ‘Diamond Woods’ comprising some 420 native species, including “Royal Oak” grown from saplings collected on Royal Estates.

Green fingered members of the public are being invited to get in on the act by applying for special tree-planting packs being made available by the Trust.

Amongst the sites chosen is the 600 acre Maryland Farm, Central Scotland's largest woodland creation scheme.

Georgina McLeod, head of the Jubilee Woods project, said: “From helping to create 60 new Diamond Woods, planting new woodland with communities, donating funds to help plant trees, to planting trees in school grounds or a single tree in your garden or pot, it's easy to plant trees for the jubilee and help us reach a million trees in a month.”

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