Your chance to plant a bit of history at Rugby’s Diamond Wood

The first planting day was held in February
The first planting day was held in February

Residents and businesses will have another opportunity to contribute towards the borough’s new Diamond Wood this weekend with the second public tree planting day.

With the planting season now underway, the people of Rugby are once again invited to plant more trees at the Onley Lane site on Saturday from 10am to 12 noon. Parking will be available at the Rainsbrook Valley Railway site at the top of Onley Lane. Visitors are advised to wear boots, and can bring a spade if they have one.

Cllr Dr Mark Williams said: “I am delighted to see how the new wood has developed over the summer.

“The first community planting day that took place in February was enthusiastically supported by all ages, and I’m sure this second opportunity will also be well received.

“It will give Rugbeians the opportunity to help to create an area of native woodland that will be here for generations to enjoy.”

People’s efforts on the planting day will be recorded forever in the ‘Royal Record’ - a book of all the new trees and woods planted during the jubilee year and which will be given to the Queen at the end of the project.

More information on the Diamond Wood and how to get involved can be found at