Diamond Wood for Chatsworth

JUBILEE: Chatsworth Estate forester, Roy Lingard, and David Bole, from the Forestry Commission, fly the flag over the area due to be planted as a Diamond Jubilee Wood. Photo Mark Pinder.
JUBILEE: Chatsworth Estate forester, Roy Lingard, and David Bole, from the Forestry Commission, fly the flag over the area due to be planted as a Diamond Jubilee Wood. Photo Mark Pinder.

A beautiful new wood is to be planted on the Chatsworth Estate later this year to mark HM the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Woodland Trust, Chatsworth Estate and the Forestry Commission have linked-up to create a 62 acre ‘Diamond Wood’ as part of the Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project.

The Duke of Devonshire said: “The area chosen for the wood is significant as it will help continue the Estate’s ‘woodland for birds’ project in partnership with the Forestry Commission, which has seen thousands of trees planted with the sole aim of encouraging a number of woodland bird species to re-establish following years of decline in the region.”

The project will be backed with a £155,000 grant from the Forestry Commission as part of its on-going work with the Estate.