Woodland Trust commemorates the fallen of WW1

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Conservation charity the Woodland Trust has launched a new campaign commemorating the centenary of the first world war

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31st July 2014 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

The Woodland Trust's Centenary Woods campaign is inviting people to dedicate trees in four Centenary Woods across the UK - including one in Edinburgh - as a lasting, unique and very personal way to commemorate those who lived and died during the war.

Dame Judi Dench is backing the campaign. She said: “The Centenary Woods will stand for generations to come.

“A living, breathing tribute to all those who contributed to the First World War effort, which our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren can hope to enjoy.

“An inspiring woodland conservation opportunity which you can be part of."

 A website has been designed to make it as easy as possible to donate to the campaign.

It features a video on the home page that explains how and why to get involved and allows people to explore the woods before deciding which they would like to dedicate a tree in.

Potential donors can view photographs of each of the woods, learn more about them and find out how the land is connected to the First World War.

Lee Chadwick from the Woodland Trust says: “The microsite has strengthened our message and helped generate awareness of our overall goals.

“The four Centenary Woods are going to create a lasting tribute to those who contributed to the First World War effort, as well as taking us a step closer to our goal of doubling native woodland across the UK.”