The tree was planted by the Cannock Townswomen Guild who wanted to mark the passing of the Centenary of the First World War and to honour those that gave their lives in the war.
Val Beale, Chair of the Committee said “The grounds that later became the park were used during the war as a venue for raising funds for the forces and acted as a morale booster for troops both here and abroad.
A plaque will be unveiled on Saturday the 31st January at 11.00am by the Committee with the tree for future generations to visit and see the tree grow.”
Councillor Christine Mitchell, Portfolio Leader for Culture and Sport said “I would like to thank the Townswomen Guild for their generous donation of supplying the tree and planting it in Cannock Park.
Cannock Park is home to over 30 different species of trees, but with over 60% of them now over mature/mature, it is a fitting gesture to plant a young tree of a different species to those already in the Park.”
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