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Diamond Jubilee wood for Chatsworth Estate

Roy Lingard, Head Forester at Chatsworth Estate and Dave Bole, Forestry Commission Photo: Mark Pinder

Chatsworth Estate, the grounds in which Chatsworth House sits in Derbyshire, will receive a new wood later this year.

The Woodland Trust, Chatsworth Estate and the Forest Commission are working together to plant the wood which has been organised to mark Her Majesty's 60 years on the throne.

Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire Credit: Mark Pinder

The 'Diamond Wood' will be 62 acres in size, that's equivalent to nearly 42 football pitches.

"Working with the Chatsworth Estate we are helping to create incredibly important habitats for birds like willow warbler and lesser spotted woodpecker. The new Diamond Jubilee woodland will continue this investment in the future."

– David Bole, Forestry Commission Partnership and Expertise Manager

The Forestry Commission will grant £155,000 to pay for the project that will see 40,000 trees and shrubs planted in moorland in the Chatsworth Estate.

"To be able to work with the Duke of Devonshire is an honour and we’re delighted to help create a Diamond Wood at Chatsworth."

– Georgina McLeod, Jubilee Woods Project Director
Roy Lingard, Head Forester at Chatsworth Estate and Dave Bole, Forestry Commission Credit: Mark Pinder

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire will plant the first trees in November with local school children.