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After 10 years of hard work by over 40,000 volunteers, all 600,000 trees have now been planted at Heartwood Forest. The final trees, both oak trees, were planted during a ceremony on Sunday (25th March 2018).

Beccy Speight, the CEO of the Woodland Trust came along to help everyone celebrate, together with Baroness Barbara Young, Chair of Trustees for the Woodland Trust.

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Visitors came from far and wide to enjoy the day and have a look at the exhibition near the planting area.

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The penultimate tree was planted by regular volunteers Pam Farley, Tim Wright and Brian Legg, all of whom have played a massive part in the creation of Heartwood Forest.

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The final tree was planted by Lady Verulam, together with the mayor of St Albans, Councillor Mohammad Iqbal Zia.

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A memory tree was created, with leaves inscribed with memories of Heartwood Forest and what the forest means to many of the people who came along to the event.

It was a lovely day that celebrated an incredible achievement. 600,000 trees, all planted by volunteers aged from 1 to 100.

Heartwood Forest now moves into a new chapter in its life story, as we watch the trees grow and the woodland develop and mature over time.

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If you would like to pick up a copy of the event booklet for Heartwood Forest, they are now available in the leaflet dispensers in the car park.

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The first walk is on Sunday 18th March, when there is a Wildlife Walk.

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Don’t forget there is also the celebration of the final tree going in on Sunday 25th March. Why not come along to see the last tree being planted and join in the celebrations.

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On Sunday 25th March the final tree is being planted at Heartwood Forest. Why not come along to the celebration of 10 years hard work that has gone into creating this wonderful forest? There will be various things going on including an exhibition to celebrate the creation of Heartwood and the opportunity to witness the planting of the final tree.

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We are about to start the final season of tree planting at Heartwood Forest. By the end of March 2018, the last few trees will be in the ground.

Why not come along to one of the last two community planting sessions and play a part in the completion of this fantastic forest? The planting days are in November 2017 and March 2018. Hundreds of thousands of trees have been planted by volunteers, with just 40,000 left to go in this season.

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Please make sure that you dress appropriately – it can be cold, wet and windy, but we have also planted in brilliant sunshine!

There will be refreshments available to buy, but feel free to bring your own food/drinks.

 

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Are you interested in the landscape history of Heartwood Forest or would you like to find out more about the arboretum that has been planted at Heartwood? If so, why not join the guided walks taking place in September?

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Just a reminder that this Saturday we have the Heartwood Summer Festival, here at Heartwood Forest.

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There are all sorts of activities, from axe throwing to yoga! The fun starts at 11am. Other timings are in the programme below.

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The location of the festival within Heartwood Forest has changed – it is just off the all-ability route, at the top of the hill above the main car park.

 

 

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A huge “Thank You” to all those who came to join in the community planting event at Heartwood Forest yesterday!

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749 people came along – and managed to plant 6000 trees!

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This brings the total number of trees planted at Heartwood so far this season to 23,500!

Well done – and thank you again – to everybody involved!

 

 

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