WOW we’ve won 105 trees to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

Holbeck Cemetery have been awarded 105 FREE  trees ( short hedge/small copse) from the Woodland Trust as part of the Jubilee Woods project . These trees are among 6million that are to be planted in 2012 with the help of the Trust.

Woodland Trust writes

“Why Jubilee Woods? After all the bunting has gone, the trees planted for the Jubilee will leave a lasting legacy that will transform neighbourhoods, school playing fields, hospital grounds, waste grounds, rural and urban areas     – creating homes for wildlife and areas for people to relax, explore and enjoy.”

The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery made an online application in February and we were not sure whether we would be successful as so many people had applied.But we were delighted to be informed last week that the trees we requested would be winging their way to us in Holbeck  at the beginning of November .The hedges should provide  the cemetery  with Year-round Colour.

Holbeck in Bloom have promised to help us with some of the planting and LCC Parks and Countryside will be there too. We will then put our planting in the Royal Record together with everyone else’s. This book will then be presented to Her Majesty the Queen. ( A similar Royal Record was made for the Queen’s father, George VI’, on his coronation )

If you want to join in and celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee by helping us to do some planting, please watch out for more details later. We are a pretty friendly lot and you can all join us for  coffee/tea in our nearby Victorian terrace  house when we’ve   finished!

Then you can watch the outcome of your work grow & change colour in the following seasons.Something to tell your children/grandchildren  about.

So a BIG thank you to all those big companies like Sainsbury’s, IKEA , People’s Postcode Lottery , ibuyeco & Biffa ,Forestry Commission and many others who are providing funds for all these trees.

Check out the Jubilee Woods website for more interesting information and check out the archives of where you see  the trees that were planted for GeorgeVI’s coronation .


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