Diamond Grove for the Diamond Jubilee

The Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire plants the a tree at Queen Elizabeth Park. 958B
The Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire plants the a tree at Queen Elizabeth Park. 958B
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SCHOOLCHILDREN joined dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire to plant 60 silver birch trees in Queen Elizabeth Park on Friday.

The tree-planting was organised to commemorate the The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Tree Planting at Queen Elizabeth Park. 958B

Tree Planting at Queen Elizabeth Park. 958B

Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth was joined by Grantham Mayor Mike Taylor and schoolchildren from National Junior School, Harrowby Lane Infants and Cliffedale Primary.

John Knowles, Chairman of Wyndham Park Forum, said: “We are so fortunate in Grantham to have all this green space and this tree planting will only enhance it in the years to come.

“Each tree has been sponsored for £30 by individuals, organisations and schools.

“We have been amazed by the schools - they have been marvellous. Some have sponsored half-a-dozen trees.”

Mr Worth was invited to plant the “Elizabeth Oak” in the centre of the “Diamond Grove”.

Next spring the children will be invited to return to plant snowdrops donated by Belton Park.

On Saturday a second tree-planting took place with the 9th Grantham Rainbows planting 30 trees - including hazel, blackthorn, cherry plum, dog rose, dogwood, elder and crab apple - in Wyndham Park.

The Rainbows were Darcey Smith, Lily Coyne, Phillippa Duggan, Ella Weavers, Olivia Celik, Daniella Mason-Page, Alex Boland.

All the children involved in both tree planting schemes were encouraged to visit the sites as they grew up to watch them grow.