posted on 10-Jan-2012
Stratford Town Trust in conjunction with the Woodland Trust needed as much help and volunteers as they could possibly get to assist with the planting of Jubilee Wood.
This is one of many around the country to celebrate the Queens’ Diamond Jubilee.
The Stratford Town Trust organised a volunteer day and Envirocare Stratford did not let their community down.
The Envirocare Stratford team jumped at the chance to help in any way that they could.
The Woodland Trust provided 700 ‘royal saplings’, which had been grown from seed on one of the royal estates, along with canes and rabbit guards. The whole community did not let the Town Trust down - more than 30 local people, including Envirocare, children and staff from the local Scout Group and children, parents & teachers from several local schools got together, to make sure everything got planted.
The day got off to a start with Mark Stevens and his team from Envirocare Stratford, giving a talk and demonstration to all of the volunteers on how to pit plant and slit plant the trees depending on the root size and how to put in canes and fit the rabbit guards. With everyone working hard, there were over 500 trees, canes and guards completed on the day with Envirocare planting the remaining 200 a day later.
The Oak, ash, silver birch, wild cherry, hazel and field maple trees that were planted will help to help create a habitat for wildlife, ensuring this is a wonderful, tranquil space that the local residents and visitors can enjoy for many years to come long after the Queens Jubilee Celebrations.