The Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project is inviting schools, individuals and community groups across the UK to plant millions of trees, as a wonderful tribute to HM the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The Community Council, in conjunction with Fife Council and the Woodland Trust, planted a Jubilee Wood on the land between the Western Cemetery and the Kinness Burn. The St Andrews Links Trust and University Grounds Dept had already cleared the site and Fife Council provided the money to purchase the stakes and guards.
View Site of proposed Jubilee Wood, St Andrews in a larger map
The Community Council organised a planting day on St Andrews Day (30th November 2011) and 120 volunteers turned out to help. These included volunteers from the local community, the local primary schools, Madras Eco club, St Leonards pupils and students and staff from the Transition team at St Andrews University. See gallery of photos taken on the day.
The former Town Council also arranged at least two other tree planting events to celebrate coronations.
- In 1936/7 trees were planted along Lamond Drive, in honour of King George VI's Coronation.
- In 1953, trees were provided by the Preservation Trust and planted in various locations around town for the present Queen's coronation.