Plant a legacy to mark anniversary of WWI

Brackfield Wood - Tree Planting - 12th November 2014'Photograph by Declan Roughan''Young People become part of a growing woodland story - over 250 schoolchildren plant trees at a new Centenary Wood.''(L-R) Calum Spain Ebrington PS, Mayor of Londonderry Brenda Stevenson and Amy Mahon Ebrington PS
Brackfield Wood - Tree Planting - 12th November 2014'Photograph by Declan Roughan''Young People become part of a growing woodland story - over 250 schoolchildren plant trees at a new Centenary Wood.''(L-R) Calum Spain Ebrington PS, Mayor of Londonderry Brenda Stevenson and Amy Mahon Ebrington PS

A Centenary Wood on the outskirts of Derry will open its leafy arms to the public tomorrow (Saturday) from 12pm to 3pm.

The Woodland Trust’s ‘Brackfield Wood’, located on the banks of the River Faughan, is one of four flagship woods being created in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of World War One.

In total, the Trust’s ambitious four-year Centenary Woods project will see millions of trees planted in recognition of the millions of lives lost and affected by the war.

The conservation charity is inviting local people and visitors to get involved and to make a mark on history through the simple act of tree planting.

Limited parking is available for tomorrow’s event at a lay-by signed Brackfield Picnic Area and at the ruins of Brackfield Bawn.