The Diamond Jubilee Woods

At least 60 new woods have been created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee during 2012. To view the full list, click the map below.

No single organisation can claim credit for them all, though Woodland Trust have given considerable support and guidance. The land has been freely given by various landowners across the UK. They have dug deep to plant millions of trees to form the Diamond Woods – each at least 60 acres in size, the equivalent to 30 football pitches.

A flagship 460-acre wood is being created in Leicestershire, while others are to be situated in the Outer Hebrides, Cornwall and Buckinghamshire.

The National Trust, race courses, local councils, conservation bodies and colleges provided land.

The Diamond Jubilee Woods – made up of native trees – will be planted in every region of the UK, in locations including:

Keil Estate in Argyll, – where the conservation group Highland Titles is working to restore native Caledonian woodland in the Scottish Highlands
Carrickfergus in County Antrim
The Queen’s own Balmoral Estate
Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides
Truro in Cornwall
Rowde in Wiltshire – on British Waterways land
The National Trust’s Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire
Ffos Las Race Course in Carmathenshire
University land in Nottingham, Warwick and York
Dundreggan estate, near Loch Ness

So many organisations came forward to help that there are plans to create another 25 larger Princess Woods to mark the years before the Queen’s accession.

A full list of all woods planted as Diamond Jubilee Woods this year are available on the Diamond Jubilee website (click the map above)

By the end of the year millions of people will have planted trees, a testament to the nation’s love for trees and our second longest reigning monarch.

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