On Wednesday 14th March at 11 am, the Chairman of Bassetlaw
District Council, Councillor David Challinor, will plant a
commemorative tree at The Canch Park, Worksop.
The ceremonial planting of a field maple, Acer Campestre ‘Queen
Elizabeth’ will mark the start of a district-wide initiative which
will see the planting of 6,000 young trees to celebrate the Queen’s
Following the formal planting, a number of local schools will
join forces with the District Council to plant groups of indigenous
trees at the following locations:
- Gateford Park with Gateford Park Primary School on Tuesday 13th
March at 10.00am
- Sandhill Lake with Redlands Primary School on Thursday 15th
March at 1:00pm
- Gateford Park with St John’s Primary on Friday 16th March at
- Goosemoor Lane Playing Field with Carr Hill Primary School on
Tuesday 20th March at 9:30am
- Leverton Road Playing Field with St Swithun’s Primary School on
Tuesday 20th March at 1:45pm
In addition to the plantings providing a living memorial to mark
the Queen’s 60 year reign, they will also over subsequent years
enhance the environment by forming localised habitats for birds and
Bassetlaw’s planting project will culminate in November, towards
the end of a year of celebration, with the planting of 2 urban
woods. Proposed sites at South Parade, Worksop and Jubilee Road,
Retford will accommodate indigenous tree species such as hawthorn,
birch, hazel and oak to transform over 2 acres of the wasteland
into diamond jubilee woods.
Finally, eight months after commencement this environmental
project will be brought to a close with the planting of a second
commemorative tree by the Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council in
Kings Park, Retford.
The District Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Team have been
working with the Woodland Trust to bring the Bassetlaw Tree
Plantings into a nationwide initiative.
As part of the major scheme, each of Bassetlaw’s Planted sites
will be entered onto a Royal Register which will be presented to
Her Majesty at the end of her Diamond Jubilee Year.
Last Updated - 04/05/2012