Bacton Village Hornbeam
This is one of The Tree Council’s 60 educational tree planting schemes with children that
were inspired by the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Each tree, provided by The Tree
Council, was chosen and planted by volunteers in the community.
A Diamond Jubilee hornbeam was planted beside the village sign in Church Road, Bacton, by two children from this Suffolk community.
As winners of a competition inspired by the event, Freya Llewellyn (aged 10) and Eloise Probitts (eight) took part in the ceremony which was attended by parish councillors and Tree Warden Peter Smith.
The project continues the village’s tradition of marking significant events by planting a tree. Trees have been planted to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation, her Silver Jubilee and the Millennium. New plaques have recently been commissioned for our existing special trees to ensure their significance is not lost.
The village encourages the two local schools (primary and middle) and social groups such as Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides to get involved in various projects and this planting was no exception.
It is hoped that the new tree will be the focus for learning and social projects
in the local schools, groups and the village as a whole.
Photographs - top to bottom:
- 1. Eloise Probitts (left) and Freya Llewellyn (right) shovel soil around the Diamond Jubilee tree.
- 2. The newly-planted hornbeam, standing close to the Bacton village sign
- 3. Freya and Eloise with their poetry and artwork.