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BBC Breakfast Woodland

Students of Brookvale School

The National Forest is the first new forest to be created in England for 1,000 years, transforming 200 square miles of the Midlands across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations we have teamed up with BBC Breakfast to plant 2,000 trees in The National Forest. The first 1,000 are being planted by local schoolchildren on behalf of viewers at Ratby in Leicestershire, to create the BBC Breakfast Woodland. The wood will not only enhance the landscape and provide new habitats for wildlife, but will create a place for people to enjoy and a learning space for local school children.

See the BBC Breakfast team when they visited the Forest this autumn.

Tuesday 6 September - Planting trees with Brookvale High School.

Wednesday 7 September - Meeting Sue and Esther at Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre.

Thursday 24 November - Planting the first trees in the BBC Breakfast woodland with pupils from Martinshaw Primary School..

If you have been inspired by our work in The National Forest and would like to help extend this wood and create new ones with us, you can purchase a tree through our Plant a Tree Scheme and be part of creating The National Forest.