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New trees are a ‘lasting legacy’

Brighter Whitehead members Hugh McCosh, Martin Clark, Janet Crampsey, Sylvia Wood and Vera Donaldson.  INCT 12-730-CON

Brighter Whitehead members Hugh McCosh, Martin Clark, Janet Crampsey, Sylvia Wood and Vera Donaldson. INCT 12-730-CON

Carrickfergus Borough Council and Brighter Whitehead have teamed up to plant 50 trees at the Diamond Jubilee Wood in Whitehead.

Part of the One Million Trees in One Day initiative, the session saw the group plant a range of species from alder and birch to rowan, scots pine and whitethorn.

One Million Trees in One Day is a charity, not-for-profit, cross-border, community and environmental initiative which will plant a million young native trees at many different sites across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Its aim is to establish individual trees and woodlands in both rural and urban areas that will grow for many years and which will provide valuable resources, beneficial ecosystem services and a lasting legacy for future generations.

Diamond Jubilee Wood in Whitehead was created by Carrickfergus Borough Council and the Woodland Trust to commemorate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year as monarch.

Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood is one of the ‘flagship woods’ and the only Diamond Jubilee Wood in Northern Ireland. In total 60 Diamond Jubilee Woods have been planted throughout the UK. Each wood is at least 60 acres in size to symbolise 60 years of The Queen’s reign.

 

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