Wimborne Minster Town Council started a tree planting scheme on 27th October which will involve the equivalent of a tree being planted for each month of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. The trees will be planted in various public spaces around the parish and each one will be marked with a plaque and be part of a Jubilee Tree Trail that people can enjoy for many years to come. The Royal initiative invites peoples across the whole of the UK to plant a tree in honour of the Queen, including individuals and organisations.
The first tree, a Wintering Cherry was planted by the Town Mayor, Cllr Kelly Webb in Redcotts Recreation Ground. Anthony Oliver MBE (Wimborne in Bloom) was also present to help celebrate the occasion and remembered fondly when he himself planted a tree in Redcotts to celebrate the Queens Ruby Jubilee in 1992, he had been the Town Mayor at the time.
Cllr Webb said ‘It is a super initiative that the Town Council fully supports and I am truly honoured to be helping to plant tree No1 in what will be an interesting and varied scheme for everyone to enjoy’.
Details of all species and locations of the trees will be detailed on the Town Council website as the planting progresses through the year.