Stapleford Village Whitebeam
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.
In glorious sunshine on Saturday 13th April 2013 about 80 parishioners attended the planting of the Queen’s tree, a whitebeam (Sorbus aria ‘Majestica’), in the Cambridgeshire village of Stapleford.
The planting was carried out on the recreation ground by a group of ‘royals’ – people who were born in the same year as the Queen. They were ably assisted by a group of young people, one of whom buried a time capsule under the tree. The capsule contained, among other things, a computer memory stick of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The ‘royals’ then cut a ceremonial cake and the event was rounded off
with refreshments in the recently completed pavilion.
The soil is firmed round the Jubilee Diamond Tree.
Photographs - top to bottom:
- 1. Joan Barnes shovels soil into the planting pit...
- 2. ..Ida Arnold continues the work...
- 3. ...Children of Stapleford help John King finish the job.