Jubilee Wood Planted In Hylands Park
As a part of the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, a 3.9 acres wood has been created at Hylands Park in Chelmsford. This event took place last Saturday (26/11/11) and saw 2,000 oak, ash, hazel, hawthorn and small leaf lime trees planted. Along with the trees, a variety of bulbs were also planted.
This project was apart of The Woodland Trust’s aim to plant six million trees to mark next years jubilee, in a project entitled the Jubilee Woods. You can learn more about this project in a previous blog post by Clicking Here.
Chelmsford Borough councillor Christopher King said, before the event, that the wood would be planted to the north-east of the 574 acre park. “We shall be linking up two areas of existing woodland to make it a much larger area”. “We need to put some effort in from time to time on planting trees, so this is a good thing to do in it’s own right”.
The planting of this wood was done by volunteers, led by the council parks staff, between 10:30 and 12:30.
Special thanks to Geograph.org for the above image.