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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 testament 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.

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 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
Child looking through magnifying glass at the grass in the forest

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