Diamond Jubilee trees for Slough's Herschel Park

Thousands of trees are to be planted in a Grade II listed park in Berkshire to mark the end of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.

More than 8,000 trees will be planted at Herschel Park, Slough as part of the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods Project.

The native species will include a Royal Oak sapling grown from an acorn from one of the Royal estates.

The first volunteer planting event took place at the Victorian park on Saturday.

Park manager Tony Down, from Slough Borough Council, said the trees would be used to plant a hedgerow adjacent to the M4.

The Woodland Trust is providing six million trees to organisations, communities and schools across the country.

Sixty new woods have also been created to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, in locations including Truro in Cornwall and Rowde in Wiltshire.

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