Queen’s trees take pride of place in park
NEW trees have been planted at South Park as part of the town’s ongoing celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Macclesfield Town Council chose to celebrate the Queen’s birthday by buying 90 trees for the community.
Lots of trees have gone to schools and community groups in Macclesfield, with the latest batch planted at South Park.
The trees planted include acers and oaks as well as apple and pear trees.
The fruit trees will be used to create a mini orchard which can be enjoyed by park goers, as well as the children who attend the local nursery just adjacent to where the fruit trees will grow.
Ruth Morgan, parks and recreation consultant for South Park, said: “We are extremely pleased that Macclesfield Town Council have helped us to commemorate and celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with these beautiful trees.
“We have lost a number of veteran trees in the park over recent years.
“These new additions will replace the much loved trees and complement other recent improvements in the park, providing more opportunities for wildlife to flourish.”
The project was the idea of Macclesfield Town councillor Gareth Jones.
He said: “The trees have been donated to the community of Macclesfield by the Town Council in recognition of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
“It is great to know that current and future generations will be able to look at the trees and think of Her Majesty the Queen.”
It is hoped that the trees will continue to grow over the years and help to continue providing a picturesque backdrop to a stroll in South Park.
Councillor Liz Durham was given the honour of planting the first tree, which stands proudly in the churchyard at St Michael’s Church.
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Coun Gareth Jones plants a tree with the help of Mark Hambleton, on-site gardener for South Park