Trees mark jubilee

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MORE than 100 trees, including a special sapling to mark the Queen’s Jubilee, were planted in Sudbury at the weekend.

The trees were planted in the Abbots Close and Crayford Road area of the town’s Priory development on Sunday, to replace trees killed by drought.

Members of Sudbury Town Council and Woodland BATS – a wildlife and environment group from the town – were joined by a number of residents to carry out the planting.

Space among the oak and beech trees was also found for a sapling from the royal Sandringham Estate, which was planted by town mayor Tony Platt to mark 60 years since the Queen’s accession to the throne.

“This replanting scheme was an ideal way to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and it was great to see so many groups getting involved,” said Mr Platt.

“We planted 110 trees and hopefully they will be a good replacement for those that died.”

Of the 700 trees originally planted in the area, more than 500 died, as they were planted at the wrong time of year and could not survive the dry conditions.