Published on 5 October 2023
Archived on 5 November 2023
Stratford-on-Avon District Council has planted a Coronation Walkway of trees on the Welcombe Hills and Clopton Park Local Nature Reserve in Stratford-upon-Avon to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
A total of 31 trees have been planted on Clopton Park to the south-east of Margaret's Well and parallel to the eastern boundary of the site. Each tree is surrounded with stock fencing, supported by two stakes and has a watering bag.
Cllr Lorraine Grocott, Environment and Neighbourhoods Portfolio Holders says: "Planting the trees for this walkway to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will leave a lasting legacy.
"Trees are not only aesthetically beautiful for everyone to enjoy, but they also support our wildlife, provide cleaner air, reduce pollution levels and help tackle the effects of climate change. The new trees will bring all these benefits for future generations."
A number of different trees have been planted, including the small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata), a large deciduous tree that can grow to more than 20 metres in height. It is good for wildlife, being a food plant for many moth species which in turn provide food for hoverflies, ladybirds and birds. The flowers provide nectar and pollen for insects, particularly bees.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575