Horsham American Elm
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.
On Saturday 1st December 2012 Horsham Park was looking very beautiful in an early morning frost and emerging sunshine. The schoolchildren looked fantastic in their royal outfits and the Sussex Band of the Royal British Legion played as they processed to the spot where the Jubilee American elm was planted.
Councillor Jane Apostolou of the Horsham Town Community Partnership thanked Tree Warden Michael McCabe for his success in securing the tree.
She also stated that it was very important that we continue to plant trees, particularly because of the recent disease affecting ashes
Leonard Crosbie, Chair of Horsham District Council, encouraged the children to complete the planting, which they did with much enthusiasm until there was no soil left. They all enjoyed the occasion and will remember in years to come that they were the Horsham residents who took part.
The band played music connected to the theme, such as ‘A Walk in the Black Forest’ and ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’. We wish to express a huge thank you to them for coming along and to the Rotary Club who very kindly assisted with the cost from their Making a Difference Fund.
Photographs - top to bottom:
- 1. Local schoolchildren dressed as kings and queens.
- 2. District Council Chair, Councillor Leonard Crosbie.
- 3. The Sussex Band of the Royal British Legion.
- 4. Councillor Leonard Crosbie, children of North Holmes and Trafalgar schools, Tree Warden Michael McCabe and Councillor Jane Apostolou.
- 5. The newly-planted American elm in Horsham Park.