Princess celebrates Woodland Trust’s project success in Grantham

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The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, attended the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham this morning to celebrate the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project.

As part of the project the council, in partnership with the Wyndham Park Forum, planted 60 trees in a diamond shape in Queen Elizabeth Park in Grantham.

The Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project has seen six million trees planted in honour of the Her Majesty The Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee, creating beautiful new woodland as a lasting legacy.

HRH Princess Anne said: “It is really nice to be able to plant a tree like this. It is nice to see how the concept of the Jubilee Woods Project grew. Congratulations to the Woodland Trust. I hope that the last few trees will be planted by volunteers who will make sure that they grow up safe and sound.”

Among the invited guests was South Kesteven District Council Chairman, Cllr David Nalson, who said: “I am very pleased to attend this event especially with HRH Princess Anne coming to Grantham. This is undoutably one of the highlights of my year as Chairman.”

Thanks to the support of millions of people – landowners, sponsors, communities, schools and individuals – the Trust reached its target, with project Patron HRH The Princess Royal planting the six millionth tree with Prime Minister David Cameron at Ashburnham School in Chelsea.

HRH Princess Anne is pictured in Grantham meeting, from left, Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council Ray Wootten, his wife Coun Linda Wootten, Chairman of South Kesteven District Council David Nalson, Mayor of Grantham Frank Turner and Mayoress Christina Turner.