Trees planted for Diamond Jubilee

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We have planted over 100 Oak, Ash and Hazel trees on Kiveton Waters to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, creating a permanent landmark for people to enjoy in future years on the site of the old colliery.

The idea for the tree planting came from Thomas Crump, a member of our scout group when we asked how we should commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Our Group Scout leader contacted the Forestry Commission and arranged for the planting of trees on Kiveton Waters.

Google Maps view of our trees, two years after planting them.

A total of 20 members of our scout group, as well as local explorer scouts, took part in the planting.

We braved the wet and windy weather in the Easter holidays to plant the dozens of trees, under the watchful eye of experts from the Forest Commission.

Sue said: “We frequently use the area in the summer when we take part in outdoor activities and we wanted to do something special to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”

“We decided to ask the scouts how they wanted to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee and they came up with the idea of a tree planting.”

“We then contacted the Forestry Commission who welcomed the idea, and 20 of our scouts and explorer scouts planted 100 trees in one afternoon.”

Sue added: “We hope that the trees will create a permanent landmark, and provide something that everyone can enjoy for years to come.”

Google Maps view of our trees, almost 10 years on!