Diamond Wood trees take root in Rugby

First trees of a new Diamond Wood have been planted to mark the start of a project that organisers hope will act as a magnet to people and groups across Rugby.

Rugby Borough Council said the land at Onley Lane would eventually cover more than 100 acres and was one of only 60 woods to be planted across the country to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Forestry Commission woodland officer Paul Webster said his group had pledged grants of nearly £300,000 for the project because trees had never been more important to society, and woodland cover in Warwickshire was well below the national average.

"This scheme, with both its planting of native trees and management of open spaces for public recreation, will create new habitats and a cherished resource for the community," he said.

A big planting push has been penned in for 3 February, and people's efforts on the planting day will be listed in a Royal Record book of all the new trees and woods planted during the Jubilee year to be presented to the Queen.


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