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Carharrack marks Queen's diamond jubilee by planting trees at Carn Marth

By WBjridge  |  Posted: November 28, 2012

Pupils from St Day and Carharrack Community School and head teacher Jenny Green, with Carharrack parish councillors and clerk Tony Reynolds plus members of Carn Marth Trust at the tree-planting site

Pupils from St Day and Carharrack Community School and head teacher Jenny Green, with Carharrack parish councillors and clerk Tony Reynolds plus members of Carn Marth Trust at the tree-planting site

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Getting down and dirty has really paid dividends at Carn Marth, near Redruth thanks to a Queen's jubilee tree-planting project involving Carharrack Parish Council and local schoolchildren.

The pupils, from St Day and Carharrack Community School, with their head teacher Jenny Green and parents, became amateur gardeners for an hour or so.

They joined councillors and members of Carn Marth Trust for the muddy job of planting 30 saplings on a sloping site at Trevarth Common on the Carharrack side of the hill.

Councillor Jenny Gardiner said: "Other parishes have done it with mugs but we decided to do something a little bit different that would be perhaps a more permanent celebration. 

"It was lovely to have the children involved, they were very enthusiastic."

The council, with support from Burncoose Nurseries, plans to put up a plaque, when the trees have become established, and also to plant bluebells next year. 

All the trees - oaks, poplars, hornbeam, beech, horse chestnut and maples - have stakes and protectors to give them the best chance of growing at the exposed site.

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