MANy communities are marking the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in their own way and Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth have chosen to plant trees to mark the occasion.
The idea was finalised at a meeting of the Community Council in January and the Fogo tree, a Davidia (or handkerchief tree) provided by Stichill Forest Nurseries, was planted by Lisa Chernoff last week.
Lisa, who was the driving force behind the idea to reinstate the bridge over the River Blackadder at Fogo said: “I feel so honoured to have been invited to plant this lovely tree. I see it as a very welcome contribution to the village, and hope that it gives many years of enjoyment to everyone who walks the Core Path to the footbridge”.
Children from the Fogo Nursery also planted their own Diamond Jubilee tree. The tree is about seven years old now and was grown from a conker in the playground planter.