Avenue of cherry trees with autumn leaves
Photo credit: David Jenner

Centenary avenues and glades

Commemorative avenues, glades and individual trees will be planted in autumn to mark the passing of the Forestry Act in 1919

From a new centenary glade at Westonbirt Arboretum to a restored tree avenue at Chopwell in Tyne and Wear, new landscape features will be created around the country in our centenary year for future generations to enjoy. In Eggesford Forest in Devon, a new tree avenue will be planted on 9 December 2019, marking the 100th anniversary of the first tree we planted in 1919.

Looking up through the canopy
Photo credit: Paul Box

Be first to hear about our centenary tree avenues and glades and how you can take part in celebrating 100 years of forestry:

Avenues and glades will be planted at: 

Hamsterley Forest, County Durham 

Dalby Forest, Yorkshire

Sence Valley, Leicestershire

Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire

Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset

Eggesford Forest, Devon

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

map of centenary avenues across districts in Forestry England
Child looking through magnifying glass at the grass in the forest

The Big Forest Find

Join us in recording the wildlife in your local forest in 2019