In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee a Hornbeam tree from Wykeham Estates has been planted in Sleights.
The chairman of Eskdaledaleside-cum-Ugglebarnby Parish Council, Barry Trueman with councillors Eric Preston and Dave Tate planted the tree earlier this month on the village green to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee year.
The tree is planted near to the site of an Evergreen Oak that was planted on May 12th 1937, by Miss M Yoeman, to commemorate the Coronation of King George VI.
But, unfortunately a couple of years ago this tree began to split and had to be felled.
The parish council said it considered this to be an appropriate site to commemorate King George VI daughter’s 60 years of service to this country.
Councillor Dave Tate said: “Planting a tree is an enduring symbol and a great way to commemorate the special occasion this year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”
Early in the new year the Parish Council is also replacing a seat near the Ingham Close community centre, with a commemorative seat dedicated to Queen Elizabeth.