Children join Wisbech St Mary Parish Council to plant special commemorative trees in honour of the Queen
A Fenland council has signed up to help celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 by planting trees in its parish.
Wisbech St Mary Parish Council is taking part in the Queen's Green Canopy Project to mark the 70 years of her reign by planting five trees within the parish.
With the aid of school children a tree has been planted in each of Guyhirn, Murrow and Wisbech St Mary under the watchful eye of local councillors. Additional trees have also been planted in Thorney Toll and Tholomas Drove.
The involvement of the children engages with the next generation who will grow up seeing the trees mature. Surrounded by a metal tree guard with a commemorative plaque the trees will be there for all to see.
The Wisbech St Mary Academy environmental team joined Councillor David Wheeler, chair of Wisbech St Mary Parish Council and fellow councillors in planting a field maple tree to mark the jubilee.
The team champions various environmental issues and also takes part in litter picks.
A surprise was in store for the young helpers when Coun Wheeler handed out rich butter shortbread, made, of course, in the shape of a tree.
Miss Lynch, headteacher at Wisbech St Mary said “The children really enjoyed the tree planting in support of the environment and of coursethe tree biscuit went down very well."