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Eggesford Forest commemorated 100 years after planting

BBC News
May 16, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The first woodland to be planted by Forestry England is being commemorated after 100 years. Eggesford Forest in Devon was planted on 8 December 1919, shortly after the passing of the Forestry Act. A Luckham oak is being planted by the chairman of Forestry England, Sir Harry Studholme, before a new centenary avenue is planted in December. …The Forestry Commission was founded in September 1919 with the aim of restoring the nation’s woods and forests after World War One. It is now England’s largest land manager, maintaining more than 1,500 forests. In 1956 the Queen unveiled a stone in Eggesford Forest to mark the commission’s milestone of planting 1,000,000 acres of woodland.

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