Forest verderers plant Jubilee beech trees in Coleford

By Forester Reporter   |   Reporter   |
Sunday 12th June 2022 11:00 am
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Verderer Mr Ian Standing plants a Copper Beech tree at Bell’s Field in Coleford to mark the Platinum Jubilee

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COPPER Beech trees were planted at Bell’s Field in Coleford on Sunday (June 5) to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Verderer Mr Ian Standing planted one tree in honour of Her Majesty the Queen.

The other was planted by Mrs Sue Middleton, the most recently appointed Verderer in memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Mr Standing said: “It’s very nice to celebrate the Jubilee especially on this site with the prospect of the Forest over there.”

Mrs Middleton said: “I am very happy to dedicate this tree to the life of Prince Phillip, the consort for Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee.

“I think it is important to engage youngsters so they learn about the Forest and what is important

The tree planting was part of an afternoon of activities to mark the Platinum Jubilee in Coleford.

There was music from local musicians, a number of stalls, a circus skills workshop run by Engage at Artspace in Cinderford and games by the Forest Youth Association.

Members of the Coleford Twinning Association were also on hand to introduce people to the game of French game of pentanque.

Coleford is twinned with the town of St Hilaire de Riez in the Vendee region of France.

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