WOODLAND felled during the First World War to provide timber for the war effort is now home to a First World War memorial.

A small area of Queenswood on Dinmore Hill has now been felled and a living artwork planted that will grow and change over time serving as a reminder of the impact the Great War had on families, communities and landscapes.

The unique artwork, created by renowned Herefordshire sculptor Des Hughes features twenty-five red oak trees planted in concentric circles moving out from a central oak tree stump.

The stumps of the trees that have been felled have been left visible within the woodland to help bring this history to life.

A circle of benches surrounds the central tree stump, and groups of primary school children are already using the commemorative woodland space for educational trips.

The commemorative woodland was dedicated by The Revd Paul Roberts CF and the Rt Revd Richard Frith, Bishop of Hereford, in a ceremony attended by Lord Lieutenant for Herefordshire, Lady Darnley.