Scorton Horse Chestnut
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 6th April 2013 Scorton Parish Council and 1st Brompton on Swale Scout Group planted a horse chestnut tree to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
This species was chosen to ensure a good supply of conkers for children of the North Yorkshire village for years to come. 1st Brompton Scout Group kindly donated some daffodils which were planted around the base of the tree.
Councillors Jenny Harper, Ian Threlfall, Ian Robinson and Linda Hull took part in the planting, along with Scout leader
Lesley Gray and Scouts Jacob and Joshua Dean, Harold and Arthur Raven and Archie Strafford.
Photographs - top to bottom:
- 1. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts start by digging the hole.
- 2. A bit of help from Councillor Ian Threlfall.
- 3. Finishing off, bulb planting next.
- 4. A good job well done.