Sunday 18th November brought together 50 members of the congregation to help plant the long awaited Jubilee Wood. The tree packs were offered by the Woodland Trust to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year and to encourage community groups to think about the environment. The aim of the woodland trust, through their Jubilee Wood Programme, is to plant 6 million trees across theUK.
Following a soup and sandwich lunch immediately after worship there was a short civic reception in Springfield Park led by Angus Council’s Depute Provost Councillor Alex King. The Woodland Trust area expert, Ian Moss, explained the type of trees in the pack and their suitability for the location. He then gave some simple instructions as to how the saplings should be planted.
The day was extremely cold but beautifully sunny and the support for the project was fantastic. The mix of people attending ranged from one of the oldest church members to children from the Sunday School, the Youth Group, mums, dads and grandparents.
The trees were duly planted in record time and the Woodland Trust team were very impressed by what had been achieved and the church’s commitment to improving the environment. The area where the trees are planted still has room for more trees so watch this space!