To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Woodland Trust created a Jubilee Woods project with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal as Patron. The project aims to create hundreds of Jubilee Woods and 60 special Diamond Woods, to transform our landscape and provide a lasting and meaningful tribute for many years to come.
The Diamond Woods are all 60 acres in size, to symbolise the 60 years of The Queen’s reign, and we have planted one of these special woods on our Conservation Estate at Dundreggan. The Diamond Wood is within our Allt Fearna exclosure and contains predominantly Scots pine and downy birch, but has a good mix of other species including rowan,alder, eared willow and juniper. The establishment of the wood is a key part of our restoration of Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest to a spectacular wilderness region of the Scottish Highlands.
In October 2012 our founder Alan Watson Featherstone was presented with a commemorative plaque from HRH The Princess Royal in a special reception at Holyrood house in Edinburgh to mark the creation of this wood.