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Jubilee Oaks planted at the Canalside Park, Shrivenham

December, 2011

The Woodland Trust, the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust and the Forest School group from Chestnut Trees Pre-school in Shrivenham are making an early start in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by planting 2 "jubilee" specimen oaks and 30 native saplings at the Canal-side Park in Stainswick Lane, Shrivenham.

The trees have been provided by the Woodland Trust as part of a major project to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust will be planting more trees on the site over the next year.

Alan Norris, chair of W&BCT West Vale Branch said:

"We started work on Shrivenham Canalside Park in 1996 and we are very proud that our volunteers have created a wonderful amenity for the community. We were delighted that the Forest School chose to plant the trees in the park because it fits perfectly with the work of restoring the canal which is a haven for wildlife and is enjoyed by a wide cross section of the community through activities like walking, running, cycling and bird-watching."

Roz Dobie, Forest School leader said:

"I'm thrilled that our bid for trees from the Woodland Trust was successful. The children visit the park regularly and enjoy playing and learning about nature. It was a wonderful day; the children are at an age where the experience will stay with them for years to come as they return to the Canalside Park and see their own special trees flourishing."

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