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Jubilee Wood

June 14, 2013

The Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Wood project aimed to plant 6 million trees in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee, creating beautiful new woodland as a lasting legacy.

With the support of millions of people –landowners, sponsors, communities, schools and individuals, the target was achieved with project Patron HRH The Princess Royal planting the 6 millionth tree with Prime Minister David Cameron at Ashburnham School in Chelsea.

Nearer home, The Trust identified an area of land, not part of a  farm tenancy, which could
be used for such a purpose on the Trust Estate.  Because of the timing, The Trust erected a deer fence and planted a few trees during the Jubilee year itself.  The community then arranged to complete the project in April this year.

A one acre woodland has been planted largely with oak trees; the planting features a semi-circle of oak and wild cherry around a Royal Oak grown from an acorn from one of the Royal Estates, as the wood’s centre-piece.  The Jubilee Wood (pictured) is located on one of The Trust’s footpaths with magnificent views towards Lochnagar and Morven where a seat will be placed in due course to optimise the view.  Tarland Primary School provided a time capsule which was buried near the Royal Oak and included a photograph of the children at the school in the Jubilee Year.

Pictured below are a group of some 15 local volunteers from the community who turned up on 23rd April to plant the remaining 500 trees.  We hope that the woodland will be enjoyed by many future generations.

 

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