On Sunday 18th March 2012 Scouts from Wakefield 17th Scout Group, Outwood helped to plant two new trees in Thornes Park to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
The event was organised by The Tree Wardens Voluntary Group in partnership with The Friends of CHaT Parks.
The new trees were generously donated by Barcham Trees and this planting replaced vandalised young trees which had been planted 18 mths earlier. The new trees are both Crataegus laevigata ‘ Pauls Scarlet ‘ which produce beautiful pink – red flowers in May.
“The Scouts have helped us with other work to improve the trees in the park and we were delighted to be able to arrange this tree planting event for them. It will mark this important year and we will record the event so it will become part of the history of the park .”
We are arranging other tree planting events in the district to help other groups celebrate this Diamond Jubilee year.