Queen’s trees take pride of place in park

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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.

Capric­cio Vo­cal En­sem­ble has been set up to raise money for char­ity

Coun Gareth Jones plants a tree with the help of Mark Ham­ble­ton, on-site gar­dener for South Park

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