Planting of 6,500 trees marks centenary

by | Dec 4, 2014 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

More than 6,500 trees will be planted across Cornwall to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Schools and community groups are to receive saplings to create new woodlands, hedgerows and memorial areas.

It is part of a Woodland Trust project to provide a lasting tribute to those who made sacrifices in the war and “securing a brighter future for the next generation”.

Saplings for the local planting events have been supplied through the trust’s Free Trees scheme, adding to the Centenary Woods project.

Its aim is to create four memorial centenary woods in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland by 2018.

John Tucker, the Woodland Trust’s woodland creation director, said: “It is wonderful to hear about the tree planting events in Cornwall, and the touching stories about the war heroes they’re set to give thanks to.

“Whether planted for a family member, former pupil or well-loved member of a community, each tree will represent a special individual or people.”

The tree packs have been funded by Sainsbury’s, IKEA Family and Biffa Award, WH Smith, Wilko and players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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