Centenary avenues and glades

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

Centenary avenues and glades

New tree avenues and glades will be planted across England in 2019 to commemorate our centenary

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

From a new maple 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 8 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 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

The Big Forest Find

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