Adrian Downing, Wiltshire tree warden, had an idea a while ago that it would be a great idea to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee by planting 60 trees along the Evelyn Street embankment.
The 60 trees mark the 60 years of the Queen's reign and were planted down the path which represents the original route of the railway track from Evelyn railway bridge along the embankment to Pipers Way.
The trees were donated by the Woodland Trust via Paul Bradbury, a local contractor, and the planting was facilitated by a community grant obtained by Councillor Nadine Watts (Lab, Old Town).
Yesterday pupils from the Croft School, their parents, teachers, PARA members and Swindon Park Rangers began the planting.
Today we completed the job.
Here are a few photos to remind us of the event:
Spades at the ready:
And when people arrived:
What a glorious morning, thank you to all those residents who came along to help.
What should we do next to involve the community?
And today's Adver article can be found at: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/10056243.Tree_cheers_for_residents_who_got_planting_for_the_Queen/