St Allen Parish Council plants Landmark tree to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
St Allen Parish Council have planted an oak tree at St Allen Church to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The tree which was grown and donated by the Forest for Cornwall project was planted by Alfie, one of the youngest members of the community. Alfie was helped by Kate Holborow, one of the Queen’s deputy lieutenants for Cornwall, local MP Cherilyn Mackrory and Jonathan McCulloch, the Chairman of the Parish Council. Many members of the local community gathered to watch the event.
The tree will become part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project, which encourages communities and individuals to plant a tree for the jubilee.
Rev. Chris Parsons, the vicar of St Allen, blessed the tree and wished it a long and healthy life.
Jonathan McCulloch, the Chairman of the Parish Council, thanked the Church for allowing the tree to be planted in the Churchyard, and said "In time this sapling will become a piece of history, a link to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The oak may well live for over 500 years and when mature could host over 2000 species. I am delighted that once again St Allen Parish Council is planting trees, and look forward to planting many more in the coming years"