The Forest for Cornwall, with support from the Woodland Trust’s Emergency Tree Fund, is offering every community in Cornwall a celebratory Landmark Tree.
Applications are via their parish or town council and trees need be planted this winter or next to celebrate a person, place or event in their community and to capture and share their stories through the Forest for Cornwall programme.
Councils, or their nominated contact, can apply using the Let’s Talk Cornwall platform and a link has been sent to all the local Town and Parish councils in the 2 July Town & Parish Council Newsletter. The platform contains guidance and more information about the scheme. Applications for this winter’s planting or to register an interest to plant a tree next year need to be made by 9am 2nd August (so that the trees can be ordered). The Forest for Cornwall team will notify applicants of the outcome at the end of September.
The Forest for Cornwall team are suggesting a short list of tree species which should grow well in a range of Cornish locations but requests for other species can be considered. As part of this initiative they are extremely lucky to have 20 smaller, young oak saplings grown from Cornwall’s oldest oak, the Darley Oak; estimated to be between 500 and 900 years old. Communities can apply for one of these as their landmark tree. These celebratory landmark trees can be planted in support of the Queen’s Green Canopy, the Plant for Our Planet or Countryfile’s Plant Britain initiatives or the communities own plans.
You can find out the latest news from the Forest for Cornwall team in the Summer Newsletter and you can keep in touch with all the latest news from the Forest for Cornwall by subscribing to their regular e-newsletter.