THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION is encouraging farmers to plant diamond-shaped plantations of trees to honour the Queen as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
NFU President, Peter Kendell, says in a letter sent to members: “Her Majesty the Queen has been a stalwart champion for farming and the countryside throughout her 60 years on the throne. We in the farming community have special reason to thank her and to pay tribute to her on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.
We are therefore asking all of our members to consider planting a ‘Jubilee Diamond’ of native hardwood trees on their land as a living, lasting token of our gratitude. The Jubilee Diamonds need not be large. We would suggest anything from four trees upwards. A guidance note for members is available on NFU Online, or by phone from your NFU regional office (Tel: 01904 451550) .”
Farmers interested in creating a new Jubilee wood can find advice on NFU Online. Also the Woodland Trust can offer help and advice every step of the way: Contact the Woodland Trust creation team on 0845 293 5689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmers are encouraged to contact the local media with their plans – and please tell HU12 Online too!