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England’s World War One centenary wood to find a home near Epsom

PUBLISHED: 14:49 11 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:39 11 March 2014

World War One centenary wood for Langley Vale, Epsom

World War One centenary wood for Langley Vale, Epsom

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Marking the centenary of World War One, the Woodland Trust is set to create four new woodlands across the UK - with a 640-acre site near Epsom earmarked as England’s representative in the scheme.

World War One centenary wood for Langley Vale, EpsomWorld War One centenary wood for Langley Vale, Epsom

The site at Langley Vale will be bigger than the Olympic Park and have space to include 200,000 trees, while linking up pockets of existing woodland.

Part of a £12million project, the ‘centenary woods’ in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be planted by volunteers.

The first trees are expected to be planted this autumn, and the project is set to continue until autumn 2018.

Surrey is already said to be England’s most wooded county with 22.4% woodland coverage, followed closely by Hampshire and Sussex.

World War One centenary wood for Langley Vale, EpsomWorld War One centenary wood for Langley Vale, Epsom

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