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Rolls Royce drives along a forest road with conifer trees in the background.

Over 80 commemorative trees were planted across the country during autumn and winter 2019 to mark the passing of the Forestry Act in 1919.

These new landscape features are both a witness to the past and a view to the future for generations to enjoy. In Eggesford Forest in Devon, a new tree avenue was planted on 9 December 2019 marking the 100th anniversary of the first tree we planted on that day in 1919.

Avenues and glades have been 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
Ancient forest on steep hillside

Celebrating 100 years of forestry 1919-2019

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