Royal Woodland planting in Derbyshire

Autumn forest scene Credit: PA

A new woodland will be planted today in Derbyshire, to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

As part of the Jubilee celebrations, 60 Diamond Woodlands are being planted across the country, including this one in Findern, Derbyshire, as well as hundreds of Jubilee woods.

Local Brownies, volunteers from the Findern Footpaths Group and members of the Canal and River Trust will help to plant 1500 trees alongside the Trent and Mersey Canal.

They will be mainly rowan, crab apple, and wild cherry, given to the local community by the Woodland Trust and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Autumn forest Credit: PA

Although the Jubilee celebrations were in the summer, now is the best time of year to plant trees.

Tom Freeland, volunteer coordinator with the Canal & River Trust said:

Woodland walk Credit: PA

The flagship Diamond Woodland is planned for the heart of the National Forest in Leicestershire. There are plans to plant 300,000 trees over the next three years. By 2024, they will have matured and created an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The planned site is 460 acres and planting will begin in mid-November.

National Forest Diamond Woodland Credit: ITV Central