New Sandridge forest to host festival day
IF you go down to the woods on Saturday, you re sure of a big treat. The Heartwood Festival at the site of the planned new forest for St Albans takes place between 11am and 3pm around Langley Wood with parking in a field off Sandridgebury Lane. Children a
IF you go down to the woods on Saturday, you're sure of a big treat.
The Heartwood Festival at the site of the planned new forest for St Albans takes place between 11am and 3pm around Langley Wood with parking in a field off Sandridgebury Lane.
Children are invited to bring their teddies as there's a picnic for them at midday - with a prize for the best dressed teddy - followed by bushcraft for bears, charcoal and chalk drawing and a kids colouring wall.
The festival will also see the unveiling of a new green masterpiece - an exhibition of the Woodland Trust's detailed vision for its planned new forest.
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The trust has recently submitted its Heartwood vision within a detailed Environmental Statement to the Forestry Commission (FC), whose approval is required before planting of native trees can start.
A spokesman for the trust said: "It's taken a year of research, investigations, surveys, meetings, greetings and report writing but we've finally finished our Environmental Impact Assessment and our application has gone into the FC."
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The festival will also include willow weaving and sculpting, refreshments, green wood turning, guided walks, woodland sculptures and much more.