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:
Whitebeam
Location:
Buckton Vale Primary School
Stalybridge
SK15 3NU

The pupils of Buckton Vale Primary School in Stalybridge, Cheshire, chose a whitebeam (Sorbus aria ‘Lutescens’) as their Jubilee Diamond Tree.

This was because it will “create lovely dappled shade over an area where our teachers sit at lunchtime in the warmer months and where our parents sit to watch sports events”. The leaves are a lovely silvery-green colour and its beautiful creamy white flowers in April/May are perfect for bees.

We planted our tree at the beginning of National Tree Week 2013 with the help of Councillor Jan Jackson. Children from our nursery class were helped to plant the tree by Mrs Sarah Hunter and Mrs Wendy Thompson, our Forest School practitioners, who organised lots of activities for National Tree Week.

The whole school was outside during the rest of the week, planting trees and bulbs and creating woodland art. Every child planted a tree, creating a new woodland area for our Forest School.

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