COMMUNITY groups across the UK, including Hucknall and Bulwell, are to plant trees as part of a Woodland Trust ‘Jubilee Woods’ campaign to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
More than 200,000 free trees are to be planted initially. They will cover 480 acres, which amounts to the same number of football pitches.
One thousand packs of native trees are being distributed to communities, which will enable many children and groups to plant in cities, towns and villages. These are being provided in partnership with ibuyeco, a leading eco insurance provider.
Television star Dermot O’Leary, who is supporting the campaign, said: “The incredible project will mean planting a total of six million trees to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. Everyone should have access to trees and the benefits they provide for health, wellbeing and wildlife.”