A SPECIAL tree planting day was held at Somerville Community House last week in recognition of the passing and long service of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
As an expansion of the Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee grant program, the community house received $10,000 for trees, enabling it to expand a garden at the community centre.
Apple trees, pear trees and a range of native and indigenous fruit trees were planted to make the garden enjoyable and edible.
One of the first trees – a contemporary cross between an apricot and a pear, fitted well with the theme of the crossing of the new and the old.
Community house manager Kim Fitcher said the tree planting was a fitting and respectful tribute to the Queen’s 70-year service.