Sherston Village English Oak
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.
Sherston village held a special tree planting ceremony on 16th December 2012 to honour its new Jubilee Diamond Tree. Sherston Scouts dug the hole for the oak and oversaw the planting, with help from older Explorer Scouts.
Scout leader Riaan Van Rooyen said: “We had members of the community there and a former Scout leader from 1971, and the vicar blessed the tree. The planting
was helped by the lovely weather.”
The new oak, planted on the Pennymead Recreation Ground, is the Wiltshire village’s third jubilee tree.
The first was planted in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and a golden ash tree was planted on the recreation ground in 2002 for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
Photographs - top to bottom:
- 1. Scouts prepare to lower the tree into the hole.
- 2. The Reverend Susan Harvey blesses the young oak.
- 3. The soil is firmed round the Jubilee Diamond Tree.