A TREE planting ceremony with a sapling from the Queen’s Jubilee ‘Tree of Trees’ sculpture took place in Didcot.

Sustainable Didcot, a group which promotes sustainable living across the town, received a silver birch sapling from the Queen's Jubilee 'Tree of Trees' sculpture.

On Saturday morning, a tree planting ceremony for tree took place in Smallbone Recreation Park.

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The group was joined by Angus Horner, the Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, John Harwood, the Chair of the Oxfordshire Lieutenancy Queen’s green canopy committee, Pam Siggers, the Didcot mayor, and Axel Macdonald, Didcot's deputy mayor.

A statement from the group said: “Thank you to all who turned up on a chilly day to help plant this tree. We hope everyone will enjoy this tree as it grows, bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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