Oak tree sapling donated by Sandringham Estate planted in Grimsby
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The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Mike Burton and Grimsby in Bloom have planted on oak tree sapling from the Royal gardens at the Sandringham Estate.
The majestic tree will grow at Green Futures at the Vanson Centre, in Bradley Road, Grimsby.
Carol Perendergast, chief officer at Green Futures says the planting was very symbolic.
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"It represents our future and stands for further development.
"We will be here for many more years just like this tree.
"The tree was donated to us as a symbol of our future and partnership with the Grimsby In Bloom organisation.
"This event highlights the hard work of all our volunteers and all the people on placement. Without them we wouldn't be here."
Green Futures is made up of a range of volunteers who are working together to create a Great Green Grimsby.
The royal sapling was blessed by the Grimsby Morris Men, who performed a dance.
Elaine Atkinson, chairman of Grimsby In Bloom said: "The sapling was donated to North East Lincolnshire Council by the Sandringham estate.
"It will take 20 or 30 years to fully grow and we hope that Green Futures will grow with it. The mayor has planted the tree and continues a tradition we started last year."
Mr Burton said: "Green Futures is a wonderful project. They have worked very hard but there is always more to do."
To find out more about Green Futures call 01472 870609.