A TREE has been planted in a Droitwich Spa park to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Chairman of Wychavon District Council, Councillor Richard Morris, and Mayor of Droitwich Spa, Councillor Anne Taft, joined pupils from St Peter’s First School for the planting in St Peter’s Fields on Monday, March 29.

Coun Richard Morris said: “In order to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and 60 years from her coronation, I was pleased to plant this tree in our wonderful St Peter’s Fields. I was particularly pleased that children from St Peter’s School were able to support me as they will see the tree grow and remember that it marked a great occasion.”

Coun Anne Taft added: “It was lovely to see the enthusiasm of the children for the tree planting. They all had a go at putting the soil in to secure the tree and all of them have told me they will keep and eye on the tree as it grows.”

The Liriodendron tulipifera, commonly known as a tulip tree, is rare and will be the only one of its kind in any of Wychavon’s public spaces. The tree can grow to 50 metres and flowers in the summer months.

A tree was also laid to mark her Golden Jubilee in the same location.