Henley Woodland was the scene of the third celebration of tree planting on 30 October 2013 . A group of over 30 people attended the ceremony remembering their loved ones and tied ribbons of remembrance. The event gave people the chance to walk in the woodland and enjoy the views as well as hearing a few readings. A number of attendees commented on how much they enjoyed seeing the wood take shape and how meeting other people was delightful.
The woodland was looking good with the growth of weeds held back by a number of teams of corporate volunteers including National Grid in Wokingham and Cisco is Reading. The Sue Ryder team at Nettlebed Hospice are keen to recruit those with green fingers who would like to help out keeping this young woodland healthy. If you are interested and have an hour or so a month to help out please contact Moira Logie, Regional Fundraiser on 01491 641070.
The woodland is part of an ambitious project to create a new wood area in the town and is being developed by Sue Ryder at Nettlebed Hospice in partnership with Henley Town Council, Timberland and Henley in Transition.
It is not too late to buy a tree of your own – trees can be sponsored for any reason, to celebrate an anniversary or special birthday or in memory of a loved one. You will receive a certificate, car sticker and a dedication will be hand painted onto the oak sign at the entrance to the Woodland. If you would like the opportunity to sponsor a tree at this unique local site, call 01491 641070 for more information or to sponsor a tree.