Video: Duke digs in at Chatsworth’s Jubilee wood

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The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire picked up shovels today to plant the first tree on a newly-created 62-acre wood on their Chatsworth estate in the Peak District.

Chatsworth has joined forces with the Woodland Trust and Forestry Commission to create the wood - one of 60 across the UK to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire planting an oak tree

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire planting an oak tree

The project is backed with a £155,000 grant from the Forestry Commission to create habitats to halt the decline in vulnerable woodland bird species. More than 40,000 trees and shrubs will be planted on moorland alongside to the A619 Baslow Road during the winter.

 

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