Update March 2013
In 2013, entrance upgrades, signs, waymarkers and benches will be installed to help people find their way around the sites and enjoy their visit.
The Forestry Commission has funded these improvements.
Two new woodlands have been planted in the city by the council in partnership with the Woodland Trust and the Forestry Commission as part of the ‘Jubilee Woods’ campaign.
In early 2012, hundreds of people took part in planting events on the two sites and in total approximately 35,000 trees have now been planted to form the new woods.
The ‘Jubilee Woods’ campaign, which took place in 2012, aimed to create sixty new 60 acre woodlands across
the country to mark the occasion of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
New woodland provides an enriched landscape for people to use and enjoy as well as a special place for some of our best loved wildlife to live.
Two sites in the city were chosen to plant new woodland after community consultation. Taking into account feedback, the design of the new woodlands takes into account the following:-
- No trees have been planted within 10m of property boundaries
- The edges of tree blocks that are within 10-30m of properties and paths have been planted with lower growing shrub species.
- Main paths have open, unplanted zones each side of a minimum width of 5m.
Turnhurst Jubilee Wood is on land off Biddulph Road between Packmoor, Turnhurt, Chell Heath and Oxford. The second new woodland is Six Crowns Wood situated on land north and south of Fenpark Road in Fenton.
Names for the new woodlands were chosen from the many entries received through a competition.
Turnhurst Jubilee Wood was named after the area in which it has been planted which was once part of the Turnhurst Estate. ‘Turnhurst’ means estate on the wooded hill, from old English. ‘Jubilee’ in the name reflects the royal links of the project as a whole.
Six Crowns Wood is a play on words honouring the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent of which Fenton is often referred to as the sixth. It also commemorates the coronation of the Queen.
Funding for the planting and maintenance of the woodlands has kindly been provided by the Forestry Commission.
Please use the link from this page for answers to frequently asked questions. There are also maps of each site.
If you would like to contact someone regarding the woodlands please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
tel 01782 236680.