Mon. May 16th, 2022

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Oak tree for the Queen’s Jubilee

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Sandown Green Town Volunteers (SGTVs) and local residents welcomed two of the Island’s deputy Lord-Lieutenants, Mary Case and Graham Biss, and Sandown’s mayor, Cllr Paddy Lightfoot, to the planting of an oak tree in Battery Gardens, Sandown.

Deputy chairman of SGTV, Ben Holbrook, said: “We hope this tree, along with other native species we have planted around Sandown, will help to mark HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and will go on to thrive for decades to come. Trees are vital to our lives and wellbeing, but also provide habitats for insects, fungi, moss, small mammals and birds. We would encourage everyone to consider planting a tree. There are trees suitable for even the smallest of gardens.

“The best time for tree planting is October to March, so the summer is for making your plans. Check out the Queen’s Green Canopy website, where there is excellent advice for individuals and community groups who want to take part in this initiative.”

Sandown Green Town Volunteers will be representing the Island in Britain In Bloom this summer and are always looking for new members. You can get in touch by emailing sandowngtv@gmail.com or through their Facebook page.