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Tree Planting to commemorate end of WW1

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Wiltshire Council along with partners are planning to plant 10,000 trees, one for every fallen soldier of the county, to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. This is taking place in partnership with the Woodland Trust – and we need you to make this happen!

This would be a very special legacy project and at present we are seeking expressions of interest from communities, in particular parish councils with land available, who would like to be involved with the project and who would like some trees provided for free, to plant and look after in memory of soldiers from WW1.

At the moment, options available include planting a large commemorative wood somewhere central in Wiltshire, a smaller wood in the community area or small stands of trees in local towns and villages . These are just ideas on where to begin. This is just the start of the process – planting isn’t due to start until November 2018, the centenary itself so there is time to decide what suits your community most. If you are interested in finding out more and getting involved, please get in touch with me Jacqui.abbott@wiltshire.gov.uk Tel: 01722 434 344 and / or attend our Area Board meeting on 7 September in Codford Village Hall from 6.30pm.

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