Type of tree:
Tooting Bec Common
An English oak tree, donated to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, was planted in Wandsworth, south-west London, on Sunday 16th December 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee year.
Women and girls from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association gathered on Tooting Bec Common to plant the commemorative tree.
Councillor Nicola Nardelli, Deputy Mayor of Wandsworth, and Pauline Buchanan Black, Director-General of The Tree Council, took part in the event. Nasira Rehman, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association UK, and missionary Imam Bajwa Rashid also attended the ceremony.
About 150 girls sang a Jubilee song, while some read out poems, as well as letters they had written to the Queen.
To mark the occasion further, the young women of the community also planted three wild cherry trees, purchased thanks to the fundraising efforts of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association.
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