Adrienne sent in this message with a link to the Woodland Trust
As you may know, we held our tree planting on a beautiful day in November. We were part of the campaign by the Woodland Trust to plant 6 million trees in Britain to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Our trees were donated by the local Council and the Woodland Trust. Well, we’re delighted to report that we have all played our small part in achieving the goal! 6 million trees have been planted all over the country with the 6 millionth tree being planted by The Princess Royal. Well done everyone who helped our contribution to this amazing achievement.
There is a website link for anyone who would like to know more about the Woodland Trust Campaign at http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/jubilee-woods/about/Pages/our-aims.aspx
Thanks again to everyone who helped.
There is a Family Fun Day for all at the Dewpond today 19th May. From 10am to 2pm
There will be activities for all ages
Mark captured these Wood Anemones in the clump area on Sunday during the task day, it’s great to see these becoming established
Come along to the
2013 Spring Coffee Morning
and ‘Bring and Buy’ sale at the
The Holy Family Catholic Church Hall
at Monks Farmhouse in North Road, Lancing
Saturday 6th April.
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Julia Loftus of Jules crafts will be manning a table
North Road closed on Saturday afternoon for the annual Christmas shopping and charity fund-raising event.
Chairman Henry braved the cold and manned the FoLR table to offer the friendship and community spirit of our local conservation group.
We hope that some of those that took interest will join us and share in our love of the local natural environment that is on the doorstep.
What a wonderful morning this was. Just thought I would update everyone on the tree planting. Henry had a commemorative book which most people signed and we had about 100 people helping to plant the trees. Thank you to everyone who came along and took part. We would also like to say a big thank you to Graham and John from Adur District Council for all their help with organising the logistics before the day and their help at the tree planting. We are very grateful to everyone. Don’t forget to join the Friends and support us in our future activities if you can.
~ Adrienne Stevenson
Around 60+ Friends of Lancing Ring including the Chairman of Adur District Council, Peter Metcalfe and the Adur Watch team with Graham Gunn, gathered on Sunday morning to take part in the creation of a Jubilee Diamond, consisting of Spindle, Whitebeam and Beech with a centrepiece of an Oak sapling.
The oak was planted by FoLR chairman Henry Heath with a short ceremony, assisted by a very young member of the assembled crowd.
Henry made this declaration ”We’ve got a very special tree, a Royal Oak” and reading from the label which said ‘this sapling has been grown from a seed collected from one of the Royal Household Estates’, he added “You won’t get a more important tree than this one!”
click on these thumbnails for video and still images..
The committee members wish to give sincere thanks to everyone who came along.
This gallery contains 12 photos.
Thanks to Mark Emery of Sussex Woodsman for these images of the Jubilee tree planting event on Sunday Related articles Trees planted to commemorate Diamond Jubilee year (watfordobserver.co.uk) Thousands of trees to be planted (bbc.co.uk)
27 October 2012
Friends of Lancing Ring
Venue: The Holy Family Catholic Church Hall at Monks Farmhouse in North Road, Lancing
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm