From Small Acorns Mighty Oak Trees Grow29/04/2012
From Small Acorns Mighty Oak Trees Grow
The tree will be dedicated and marked with a permanent plaque during the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.
at the Police Station on 2nd June 2012.
The Oak has been a symbol of Great Britain throughout history. Ships made from English oak have sailed all over the world, and defended our island borders. Charles II hid in an Oak tree to escape the Roundheads during the English Civil War. The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest is estimated to be between 800 and 1000 years old, and is closely associated with the legend of Robin Hood. Commemorative Oak trees were planted for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and to mark many more significant events.
A record is available online of the extensive planting of trees across Britain and the Empire to mark the coronation of King George VI, and includes oak trees planted in Leicester’s Victoria and Abbey Parks and in Lutterworth in 1939.
The locations of trees planted for the Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012 are also being recorded.
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