Tree Council Jubilee Tree:
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.
Type of tree:
Hornbeam
Location:
Bacton Village
Stowmarket
IP14 4LJ

A Diamond Jubilee hornbeam was planted beside the village sign in Church Road, Bacton, by two children from this Suffolk community.

As winners of a competition inspired by the event, Freya Llewellyn (aged 10) and Eloise Probitts (eight) took part in the ceremony which was attended by parish councillors and Tree Warden Peter Smith.

The project continues the village’s tradition of marking significant events by planting a tree. Trees have been planted to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation, her Silver Jubilee and the Millennium. New plaques have recently been commissioned for our existing special trees to ensure their significance is not lost.

The village encourages the two local schools (primary and middle) and social groups such as Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides to get involved in various projects and this planting was no exception.

It is hoped that the new tree will be the focus for learning and social projects in the local schools, groups and the village as a whole.

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