Jubilee Woods Tree Planting In Alderton
|Author: James Rudd||Published: 18th February 2012 13:24|
Don Allen helped by twins Ollie and Jack Hempenstall two of the youngest villagers.
To celebrate the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth ll's historic 2012 Diamond Jubilee, the Woodland Trust is helping millions of people across the UK to come together to plant 6 million trees.
The village of Alderton just south of Towcester took delivery of 100 trees and one special oak tree, a planting day was organised on Saturday 18th February and with the official planting of the Oak tree undertaken by the oldest resident Don Allen helped by twins Ollie and Jack Hempenstall two of the youngest villagers.
Villagers were helped by Yardley Gobion Scout Group the opportunity was also taken to clear hedgerows and generally tidy the village field, once the official work was undertaken and just before a downpour of rain - soup and lunch was provided around the bonfire.
With HRH The Princess Royal as Patron, the Jubilee Woods project aims to create hundreds of Jubilee Woods and 60 special Diamond Woods, transforming our landscape in a generation and providing a lasting and meaningful tribute for many years to come.