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:
English Oak
Pershore Abbey Park
WR10 1BB

Children from Abbey Park First School played their part in planting an English oak tree on Monday 26th November 2012 to mark the royal Diamond Jubilee.

Pershore has its own historical links to the Crown. In AD 972 King Edgar enabled Benedictine monks to establish a monastery and in 1065 Edward the Confessor granted some of the income from the monastery’s property to sustain the monks of Westminster Abbey. Because of this, Pershore Abbey became known as “The Mother of Westminster”. To this day, Westminster Abbey is still included in the appointment of a new Vicar of Pershore.

The Jubilee tree planting took place in Pershore’s Abbey Park, adjacent to the historic abbey church. It was attended by Councillor Val Wood and, representing the abbey, Dr Judy Dale and the Reverend Kenneth Crawford, who completed the planting with the help of the children with their trowels.

At a short ceremony, the Pershore Tree Warden, John Andrews, thanked those who had helped to make the town’s bid for a tree successful and asked the children to treasure the Jubilee Diamond Tree during their lifetimes.


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