100 Years of the Forestry Commission

A photo of a stone commemorating 100 years of the Forestry Commission

A large stone has been installed on Spruce Ride near the Speech House to mark 100 years of the Forestry Commission. The plaque reads:

Commemorating the Centenary of the Forestry Commission and all those people who took part in its achievements
1919-2019

A separate smaller stone nearby tells us that Spruce Ride was planted c. 1850, Replanted c. 1920 and replanted c. 2010 and continues:

In commemoration of retired Forestry Commission Staff who have dedicated a part of their working lives to the ongoing management of the Forest of Dean“.

A photo of Cherry Trees on Spruce Ride
Cherry Trees on Spruce Ride