Wimborne Minster’s Town Mayor, Cllr Carol Butter was joined by Michael Tomlinson, MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole on Friday 21st October 2022, to plant the sixth tree of a series of twelve that are planned.

The Wimborne Minster Tree Trail is a part of the ‘Queen’s Canopy’ initiative celebrating the late Queen’s jubilee and aims to provide an interesting series of unusual trees around the town provided by Wimborne Minster Town Council, that will make for an entertaining walk or cycle trip for visitors and residents.

[ https://www.wimbornehistorytrail.uk/treetrail.html ]

Waitrose in Wimborne Minster kindly offered to allow two trees to be planted in their grounds and this planting of a Ginkgo Biloba will contribute to the increased tree cover planned for the wider area.

Michael Tomlinson MP said:-

“As part of Her Late Majesty’s Jubilee, I was delighted to be there supporting Wimborne Minster Town Council in this excellent project. It is a fitting and lasting celebration and memorial. As the last Vice Chamberlain to Her late Majesty, I was particularly honoured to have been asked by the Mayor of Wimborne Minster, Cllr Carol Butter to plant the tree with her, a fitting and lasting commemoration.”

Photographs – Tom Scrase

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