Tree planting to bring to end Epworth’s jubilee party

THE planting of six trees on the approach roads to Epworth will bring the town’s jubilee celebrations to a close.

Town councillors have agreed to spend almost £900 on the trees, a variety of acer called Queen Elizabeth, which will eventually mature to at least 15 metres tall.

Each will represent a decade of the Queen’s reign.

Coun Roz Whittaker said she had visited the proposed sites with the landscaper and representatives on North Lincolnshire Council, suitable sites had been identified, and this was the right time of year to plant the trees.

Coun Yvonne Oliver said sufficient money remained in the jubilee fund to cover the cost, and Coun Jean Levesley said she was all in favour of enhancing the entrances to Epworth.

Members voted unanimously to buy and plant the trees, and to have Axholme Landscapes look after them until they were established.