THE MAYOR of Worcester yesterday (February 29, 2016) visited our nurseries to choose an English Oak tree.
Councillor Roger Knight attended to purchase a replacement tree after the death of a much loved 300-year-old Oak on Torridon Walk Village Green in St Peters, Worcester.
Adam Dunnett, our Sales and Marketing Director, said: “Andrew Congera, our Amenity Sales Manager, also a former resident of St Peters, who is an expert when it comes to Oak trees, assisted Roger and Warwick Neale, Head of Parks and Open Spaces at Worcester City Council, with choosing the right tree for the location.
“It was decided that a semi-mature English Oak, Quercus robur, would be perfect and it will be planted by the Mayor of Worcester in Torridon Walk Village Green on Thursday, March 17.
“Quercus robur is probably the most recognised of all our native trees. They are ideally suited to our clay soil making for superb growth. The bark of the tree is deeply grooved and a distinctive dark grey, which gives all year round interest. The branches are also strong and prominent giving the tree its majestic silhouette.”
Quercus robur produce acorns in the autumn, which are a reliable food source for wildlife while the tree itself offers a safe haven.
Cllr Knight explained: “It was a delight to select a replacement following the devastating loss of a much-loved oak, which was one of the best trees in Worcester.
“The new specimen is an excellent choice, which I’m sure will be enjoyed by many generations to come.”
(From left to right) Andrew Congera, Amenity Sales Manager at Wyevale Nurseries, Warwick Neale, Head of Parks and Open Spaces at Worcester City Council and Councillor Roger Knight, Mayor of Worcester, with the replacement English Oak.