A memorial woodland is being planned to honour victims of the coronavirus in Gedling borough.
The new woodland will be created on Carlton Hill Recreation Ground using young native British tree saplings, which have been sourced from Woodland Trust and other kind donations.
The project is the brainchild of the Carlton Hill Community Action Group.
They hope to start transforming the site during National Tree Planting Week in late November.
The project’s chairperson, Val Green told Gedling Eye: “I wanted to provide a space where people can go for remembrance and reflection.
“I’d like to thank Gedling Borough Council and the Greenwood Community Forest for their help and support to date and to the individuals and organisations who have already offered help with the tree planting – including a group from Woodcraft.org.uk.”
A memorial rostrum and plaque will also be placed at the site and is currently in the design stage, along with an information board to show which species of trees have been planted.
The group are now hoping to attract sponsorship from local businesses for a number of benches they hope to place at the site later this year.
Any organisation or individual interested in contributing to this project, for example sponsoring a bench, please get in touch.
You can contact the group by emailing [email protected]