Sibsey Wood - Milleneum Project

With the help of 50 Lincolnshire Army cadets, the villagers of Aubourn planted 2000 trees to mark the millennium in 2000. Brett Collier of the Ramblers Association celebrated his 80th birthday by dedicating 80 trees in the new wood and assisted with the planting. The 2-hectare (5-acre) site was given to the community by the Neville Estates and was part of Sibsey Field, which lies between the hamlets of Aubourn and Haddington. The name is thought to mean land attached to a small settlement. The millennium feature in the Sibsey Wood is a ring of Californian redwoods. Although when planted they were small, they reflect a similar ring in Haddington which are now some hundred years old.