Slough Park to see more than 8,000 trees planted

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More than 8,000 trees are to be planted in Slough's Upton Court Park.

The Jubilee Woods project will see 8,585 trees planted in seven hectares at the southern end of the park near the M4.

The centrepiece of the wood will be a diamond of 60 English oak trees, but it will also feature a hill with a viewing mound looking towards Windsor Castle.

The project is part of Slough Borough Council's commemoration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

A wildflower meadow and paths will be created in the month-long project.

The council said the trees will be monitored as part of a 100-year pilot project to measure the quantity of carbon they absorb. These calculations will be used to offset the council's carbon emissions.

Work is now able to start after the Forestry Commission awarded the project £27,550.

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