Members of the 1st/2nd Parkeston Cubs and the 1st Harwich Brownies took part in a tree planting ceremony in the Mayor’s Gardens in Harwich on Saturday as the Harwich Society replaced a Black Poplar which was a feature of the gardens and which had to be removed last year due to age and disease.
The replacement Black Poplar was paid for by the Harwich Society’s secretary, Andy Rutter, and the metal tree guard was paid for by the Harwich Society. Tendring District Council prepared the hole and placed the tree in it for the cubs and brownies to fill in watched by parents and group leaders along with the Mayor of Harwich, Cllr Dave McLeod, TDC’s Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, Cllr Nick Turner, and representatives of the Harwich Society.
Society chairman, Colin Farnell, says “It was so important to have young people from our town involved in the planting as it is their generation who will see it reach maturity. It will be lovely for them to be able to say they helped to plant it.” The Harwich Society is extremely grateful to everyone who has played a part in ensuring that a black poplar is once again a feature of the Mayor’s Gardens and those present were delighted by the true community atmosphere that accompanied the tree planting ceremony. “The tree planting was a great occasion with such a community atmosphere,” continued Colin Farnell. “It was another good example of everyone working together to do something positive for our town.”
For further information please contact:
Colin Farnell on 01255 553610 or Garry Calver on 01255 551940
Registered with the Civic Trust Registered Charity No. 261798
Photography © Maria Fowler 2013
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