Should Keevil plant commemorative community trees?

Community Tree Planting Project

Wiltshire intends to commemorate the end of the First World War (11th November 1918) at the 100th anniversary in November 2018. The Commemoration will take the form of planting 10,000 trees in the County to acknowledge the sacrifice of the 10,000 soldiers from Wiltshire who died in World War 1.

Options for planting are:

  • A memorial wood in Wiltshire.
  • An area/areas in local communities.
  • A combination of a wood and local planting.

Other points to note are:

  • Sainsbury are working with the Woodland Trust to fund Centenary Woods nationwide which means planting 1 million trees.
  • The Woodland Trust, Forestry Commission and the MOD are contributing resources.
  • For Wiltshire, the Woodland Trust is donating free trees to schools and communities.
  • Saplings are 20-60 cms tall and come with a bamboo cane and 60 cm spiral tree protection.
  • Application for these trees must be submitted by March 2018.
  • Tree planting in the UK is recommended for mid-November or late March. The proposed planting of the memorial woods and/or community trees is planned for November 2018.

Community involvement is welcomed.

What do you think about the proposal outlined above? Should Keevil become involved in this project? Could you find space for one or more trees?

Send your views by Email to the Parish Council Clerk, George Goodwin at

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