TWINNING trees have been planted to celebrate a partnership of more than thirty years between Warwick and its twin town of Verden in Germany.
The planting of the 30 cherry trees in St Nicholas Park followed a similar planting event in Verden last year.
The initiative has been led by Warwick Town Council with funding and tree planting support from Warwick District Council. It is also one of several community projects being facilitated by WDC as part of their ‘Trees for our Future’ campaign.
The planting of the trees comes ahead of Warwick welcoming a team of young adults from Verden to the town next summer as it hosts EuroCamp 2023. The two-week event will bring young people from Warwick, its twin towns of Verden (Germany) and Saumur (France), and its friendship towns of Havelberg (Germany), and Formigine (Italy), together for a cultural experience and community art project.
Warwick mayor Parminder Singh Birdi said: “Warwick was twinned with Verden, in Lower Saxony in Germany, in 1991.
“The colourful cherry trees here in St Nicholas Park are a symbol of the friendship between our respective towns and the connection everyone who lives in Verden and Warwick continues to enjoy today.”
Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20830/tree_planting for more information on WDC’s ‘Trees for our Future’ scheme.