Man planting a tree

Thornbury Town Council Plants English Oak Trees in Celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Thornbury Town Council has planted two English Oak Trees in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  The trees were provided by The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire as part of a scheme offering two free trees to all Town and Parish Councils, which comes under The Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative.

The Deputy Mayor of Thornbury, Councillor Chris Davies, planted the trees.  “We are very happy to take part in this important initiative in celebration of the Jubilee, and hope that these trees become part of the beautiful green landscape of our town”.  The planting was organised by Thornbury Town Council Tree Warden, Judith Hurford, who said “initiatives such as these are so important in encouraging more trees to be planted and it is particularly lovely that it is for such a happy event”.

The trees have been planted in the Poulterbrook Environmental Area, next to the Mundy Playing Fields.  They take their place alongside a number of other trees that have already been planted in that area and there are plans to sow sections of wildflower in the Spring.