Swanley Town Council

Swanley Wildlife & Nature Group Partner With Swanley Town Council To Plant Commemorative Wood.

Wood -Rowan Sapling

On Saturday, November 24th 2018, Swanley Wildlife & Nature (SWAN) group volunteers and local uniformed groups in conjunction with Swanley Town Council, will be planting over 600 tree whips, provided by the Woodland Trust, on just under an acre of land in Swanley Park. 

The hope is that within ten to fifteen years a mixed wood is created both for the benefit of wildlife and people in the park to enjoy.

The existing natural paths across the area will be retained with the planting strategically placed to work around the paths.

2018 marks the 100th year anniversary of the end of the First World War and as part of the commemorations, relatives of WW1 heroes who died in action will be invited to the tree planting activity.

This endeavour is only possible thanks to the working relationship between SWAN and the Town Council, plus help from Swanley History Group, the Royal British Legion’s local branch, Swanley Rugby Club and the volunteers on the day, all of whom have played a vital role in the planning stages and/or volunteering on the day.

The new woodland area will be named, and dedicated to the relatives’ loved ones.

We would welcome suggestions for names and would kindly ask them to be sent to the following email contact: rhayman@swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk.

Event Schedule:

10:00 – Tree Planting by SWAN and uniformed group members

10:45 – Arrival of WW1 Relatives and Visitors

11:00 – British Legion Speech and 2 Minute Silence

11:15 – Tree Planting by Relatives, Volunteers and Groups

12:20 – Sir Michael Fallon Planting for the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC)

12:30 – Tree Planting by Relatives, Volunteers and Groups

13:00 – Finish