Ten years on and 250 Millennium woods transform Britain’s landscape13/09/2010 10:35:19
Trust calls for communities to take on the tree planting baton
September 2010: The Woodland Trust is encouraging people across the UK to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the trust's Woods on your Doorstep project, which saw communities across the length and breadth of the UK plant new native woodland from scratch.
Created 3,000 acres of new native woodland
From Oppy Wood, at the heart of Hull's urban sprawl to How Tun Wood, on the windswept Cumbrian coast - Woods on your Doorstep woods have been lovingly created in virtually every region across the country.
Victoria Hodson from the Woodland Trust added: ‘The UK is one of the least wooded countries in Europe, so to see sites flourishing in just ten years is inspirational.
'Trees bring so many different benefits to local people and wildlife, and I'd encourage everyone to visit the nearest millennium wood to see what can be achieved in just a decade.
Tree planting packs available
Woods on your Doorstep was funded by a range of partners including The Millennium Commission, The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, the Forestry Commission, Homebase and many other local companies and supporters.