A LEAFY legacy of the Commonwealth Games is taking root in Warwick district.
Two commemorative trees have been planted to celebrate the district’s involvement in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games back in the summer.
The specially selected trees are located at Victoria Park in Leamington, which staged the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls competitions and Myton Fields in Warwick – the site of the start and finish of the women’s and men’s Cycling Road Races.
Warwick District Council Leader, Coun Andrew Day was joined by members of the Commonwealth Games Project Team and other partners to plant a weeping silver Lime tree in Victoria Park and Bruchem Sycamore (Acer) in Myton Fields, species chosen by the council’s Green Spaces team to reflect the history and biodiversity of their settings.
Coun Day said: “We are immensely proud that our district was able to play such an important role in the success of the Commonwealth Games. It is therefore fitting that we should plant these trees as a lasting legacy to this moment in our history and also to symbolise our ambitions to renew our woodlands and public open spaces through our ‘Trees for our Future’ campaign.”
The Commonwealth Games commemorative trees is one of several projects to be undertaken during the current tree planting season (November to March) as part of the council’s overarching goal to enable the planting of 160,000 trees in Warwick district by 2030 – one for every resident.