Diamond Jubilee woodland planned for North East Lincolnshire
As a lasting tribute to her majesty's 60 year reign, North East Lincolnshire Council has been chosen as one of only 60 locations to plant a Diamond Wood.
The council will be receiving nearly £60,000 funding from the Woodland Trust to create five woodlands across the borough. The Trust aims to create 60 Diamond Woods – each a 60-acre-sized woodland in areas across the country, as well as hundreds of smaller Jubilee Woods and copses to signify the countrywide celebration of this historic event.
The first site to confirmed in North East Lincolnshire is Spring Street in Immingham, with further woodlands in Grimsby and Cleethorpes will be confirmed in the autumn. Sitting alongside sites such as Burghley, and the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham, the site in Immingham is one of only three sites in Lincolnshire to be named by the Trust as a ‘Diamond Wood’.
THE Jubilee Woodlands Project is being organised by the Woodlands Trust in commemoration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Councillor Burnett, portfolio holder for Tourism and Culture, said: "The woodlands will be a lasting legacy for the people of North East Lincolnshire and visitors to enjoy.
"We will be holding tree planting events all through the winter months of 2012/2013 and everybody is welcome to take part. We will also be approaching clubs, schools and groups so they can have their own tree planting event."
Everyone who plants a tree will receive a commemorative medal, funded by the Woodland Trust grant.
Mike Sleight, the council's ecology officer, said: "For me, there is nothing more satisfying than being involved in planting a woodland then watching it develop. I would urge as many residents as possible to get involved in this fantastic environmental project."
For details of how to get involved in planting the tree contact Mike Sleight (01472) 323436 or visit the council's website at www.nelincs.gov.uk/resident/environment/find-out-about-the-importance-of-landscape-in-the-environment/jubilee-woods-project/