4th December 2012
Join the Woodland Trust's tree planting challenge and take your place in history.
When: Saturday 8 December, 11am-1pm
Where: Portscatho, Truro. Parking on Treloan Lane, TR2 5EF
The Woodland Trust and Tregothnan Estate are asking people to take their place in history by planting trees on land owned by the estate near Portscatho on Saturday 8 December. The planting is the first of four at separate locations on and around the Tregothnan Estate which will make up 60 acres of woodland creating a Diamond Wood.
The Diamond Wood is being created through the Trust's Jubilee Woods project which has a goal of planting six million trees, creating hundreds of new woods in 2012, to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Over three million trees have been planted already and the charity has set a nationwide Tree Planting Challenge to plant a further three million trees in the next few months.
The Honourable Evelyn Boscawen from Tregothnan said: "As part of our commitment to sustainability on the estate we are delighted to be working with the Woodland Trust to plant trees. It's a great opportunity to increase tree cover on the estate and it is a privilege to be creating the only Diamond Wood in either Cornwall or Devon."
Georgina McLeod, Director of Jubilee Woods at the Woodland Trust, added: "We are looking forward to people joining us to plant this new woodland and pay a very special tribute to Her Majesty The Queen. Every tree planted on the Tregothnan Estate will help us in our aim to expand the amount of native woodland cover in Cornwall and across the whole of the UK."
People's efforts on the planting day will be recorded forever in the 'Royal Record' - a book of all the new trees and woods which will be handed to HM The Queen and the British Library at the end of the project.
For more information about the tree planting event contact Karen Trickey on 0844 334 5404 or 07500 987 923. People are advised to wear warm clothes, sturdy footwear and bring a spade if possible.
Anyone unable to attend on the day can still apply for a free tree pack from the Woodland Trust, orders are being taken now for delivery in the spring. People can apply for either 105 or 420 trees, schools can also apply for packs of 60 trees. Find out more at www.jubileewoods.org.uk.