Jubilee Diamonds: Farmers encouraged to plant trees for the Queen

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 jubileewoods@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Farmers are encouraged to contact the local media with their plans – and please tell HU12 Online too!

Visit: NFU Online

Visit: Woodland Trust

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1 Comment on Jubilee Diamonds: Farmers encouraged to plant trees for the Queen

  1. It’s wonderful to watch the diversity of ideas as far as the preparations for the jubilee are concerned. It seems that not a single day goes by without a new revelation of something that will contribute to the celebrations and above all the fact that the jubilee will take place not only in London but all around the world. That’s why I think it’s great that the members of the Royal family have been promoting the jubilee in the Commonwealth countries as well. As a Canadian I can say that the bond between Canada and Queen Elizabeth has always been very strong and the jubilee is a great opportunity to celebrate her life as well as the values that we and the British have in common.

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