Diamond Wood being planted in Rugby to commemorate the Queen's jubilee

Young and old getting green fingers in Rugby Photo: ITV News Central

People from around Warwickshire gathered today on a cold field in Rugby to plant their place in history.

As part of a national project, 60 acres of Rugby will become known as a 'Diamond Wood' to commemorate the Queen's jubilee.

The Diamond Wood project in Rugby is one of 60 new public areas being created as part of the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods Project, which has marked the Queen's 60 years on the throne.

The planting is taking place on land bordered by Ashlawn Road and Onley Lane.

It's hoped that hundreds of trees will be planted today, with local schools getting green-fingered during the week.

We are delighted to start planting trees in the town with the Woodland Trust. This is just the start of our plans to create an area of native woodland which will provide an open green space for everyone to enjoy.

– Cllr Dr Mark Williams, Rugby Borough Council