We love the great outdoors (and indoors) here at Bluestone National Park Resort. And so did many of the guests enjoying a short break with us over the weekend here in glorious Pembrokeshire as they helped plant our new Diamond Jubilee Wood.
Broadcaster and wildlife presenter Iolo Williams joined over 120 guests and friends to plant a a range of indigenous trees that will form a new woodland to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Bluestone is one of just two Diamond Woods in Wales and 60 being planted throughout the UK this year as part of a scheme co-ordinated by the Woodland Trust.
The new wood will bring together the historic Canaston and Minwear woods for the first time in centuries, securing an important habitat for wildlife in the area.
We’re very proud of our environmental and sustainable credentials here at Bluestone National Park Resort. And this week we can reveal that work has started planting Wales’ very first ‘Diamond Wood’ to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee next year.
The Diamond Wood project is part of a Woodland Trust initative to plant 60 woodlands throughout the UK to mark the royal occasion.
Bluestone has started planting 35,000 trees at our 500 acre countryside estate. The project, which will take 12 months to complete, will join together two parts of the ancient Canaston Woods for the first time in centuries, creating 60 acres of new natural woodland habitat.
Planting will continue throughout next year, involving guests and the local community throughout the project.
It is the first of possibly three Diamond Woods to start planting in Wales and one of the first to be revealed in the UK.