The tree planting season is upon us. We have plans for mass plantings of hedging whips in December and February but we started with two standards on Long Park.
The first was an English Oak replacing the Jubilee commemoration tree that succumbed to last summer’s extreme weather. EDDC planted 70 Oaks around the district to celebrate the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Several died and the Council did not have a budget to replace them.
The second was a Wild Service Tree sponsored by friends and family of John Barratt who used to run The Anchor. The Wild Service Tree was chosen as its fruits, called chequers and the inspiration for the Prime Minister’s country residence, were used to flavour some beers.