Oak trees planted to commemorate last year's JubileeBy Laura Herbert
February 18, 2013
Two oak trees have been officially unveiled as part of a project to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last summer.
The first tree was planted in a snowy King George V field in Wokingham by town mayor Councillor Peter Lucey last month.
Of the unveiling on Friday, January 25, Cllr Lucey said: “It is a lovely thing to do to mark the Jubilee.”
A second tree was planted on the Black Boy roundabout in Shinfield on Tuesday, January 29.
The tree is to replace the one planted in Spencers Wood for the jubilee of Queen Victoria, which has since been felled.
The trees are just two of around 60 saplings planted across the borough to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June last year.
Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association (WDVTA) donated more than 60 trees to Wokingham Borough Council for the scheme and more than 50 requests were received from the public suggesting sites for the trees.
The chosen sites included public open spaces, churchyards, nature reserves, roadside verges and school grounds in Earley, Wokingham, Woodley, Arborfield and Newland, Barkham, Finchampstead, Ruscombe, Hurst, Shinfield, Swallowfield, Twyford, Wargrave and Winnersh.
Each tree is marked by a commemorative plaque and will be recorded in the Woodland Trust’s Royal Record.