Grantham kicks off new Woodland project

The new Woodland Trust HQ in Grantham.

The new Woodland Trust HQ in Grantham.

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THE Woodland Trust held the launch of a new national project at its Grantham headquarters on Friday (July 15).

The Jubilee Woods Project aims to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by planting six million trees across the UK.

The trust is looking for individuals, organisations and businesses to come forward and get behind the project which will feature 60 60-acre “Diamond Woods” - the first of which is set to be at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham.

Georgina McLeod of the Woodland Trust, speaking to invited guests, said: “I’m ambitious and what I would really like in Grantham is another Diamond Wood.

“I’m sure with the people we have gathered in this room, we can make that happen.”

Grantham MP Nick Boles spoke in support of the project and hailed the new Woodland Trust building.

He said: “We should think of this as a symbol of the future of Grantham and not just an exception.”