Elkesley Parish Council successfully applied for a grant from the Greenwood Team, they are part of Notts County Council and are concerned with raising the awareness of the importance of planting trees and the benefits they bring. We have been able to purchase 3 well established Cherry trees (Prunus Serrula, Shirofugen and Tai Haku) and the small group of volunteers (villagers, Play Area representatives and Parish Councillors) have planted them alongside the footpath in the play area.
These varieties will blossom at different times of the year and will be different in colour too - as are the barks. They will start to enhance the area, introducing natural colour and vertical interest to this large flat area. Take a walk through the field and enjoy the area for yourself.
We would like to continue this planting and if you would like to be involved or wish to dedicate a tree please contact the clerk to the Parish Council