Stowmarket Sep’19

Stowmarket

Trees for Love

This year in Stowmarket we want to tell a Love Story!

As part of the Environment & Sustainability objectives in their Growth & Ambition Plan for the town, Stowmarket Town Council are committing to planting 500 trees over the next 10 years working with partners and housing developers.

The Town Council are providing 50 trees this year.  These 50 trees will be dedicated to residents that are married or enter into a civil partnership at our registry office on Milton Road South, all in the name of love and new beginnings.  Not only to do trees clean the air, combat climate change and cool our streets.  They grow stronger and their roots grow deeper every year, representing the bond of long term commitment our residents have made to each other.

Town Councillor and member of the Stowmarket Environment Forum Oliver Amorowson added “The Tree for Love scheme is a great way for the Town Council to support the ever increasing priority that is our environment, whilst celebrating the happy memories created on our grounds to celebrate the commitment our residents make to one another. Increasing tree planting across the town is vital to the efforts to tackle climate change as well as the many other health and environmental benefits that they bring”

The trees will be ready for planting in December, as the preparations begin in November the Town Council will be hosting a temporary exhibition on their lawn to showcase the love stories happening right now in Stowmarket!  The exhibition will draw influences from wish trees, and will remain in situ on the Town Council’s historic Mulberry Tree for a fortnight.

Did you get married in our registry office on Milton Road South this year (2019,) are you a resident of Stowmarket? Interested in being part of our exhibition and having a town tree dedicated to you? For more information contact Sarah-Jayne at sarah-jaynet@stowmarket.org or on 01449 612060