Oakwell's 105 trees mark Royal Jubilee

TREES marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee were planted at Birstall’s Oakwell Hall Country Park yesterday (Thurs).
The 105 trees, one of which was grown from a seed collected from a royal estate, were donated by the Woodland Trust.
Members of the Friends of Oakwell Hall group helped with the planting at a tourist attraction with wellknown royal connections.
The English Civil War battle for Adwalton Moor in 1643 was fought nearby, with Oakwell Hall owners the Batt family being staunch royalists.
The trees, meanwhile, are part of the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project, which aims to plant six million trees by the end of 2012.

Visitors willing to brave the cold can learn about making living willow structures on a oneday course at Oakwell Hall tomorrow (Sat).
The course runs from 10am to 4pm. The cost is £28 and prebooking is essential by calling 01924 326240 or emailing    oakwell.hall@kirklees.gov.uk.

Oakwell's free art exhibition is on at the Oakwell Barn from 11am to 4.30pm tomorrow (Sat).

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