Jubilee tree for South Woodham Ferrers rail station

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

The newly planted tree and roses at South Woodham Ferrers station
Above: The newly planted tree and roses at South Woodham Ferrers station Credit: Essex & South Suffolk CRP

A tree has been planted at South Woodham Ferrers rail station to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Cherry tree was planted by the station’s volunteer adopters as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

The tree, at the entrance to the station, is surrounded by five ‘Elizabeth II’ rose bushes which are the same colour as cherry blossom and have been produced specially for the Jubilee.

The project was funded by the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership, South Woodham Ferrers Town Council and the Village Group.

Catherine Gaywood of the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership, said, “South Woodham Ferrers station looks wonderful thanks to the hard work of the volunteer station adopter team here who have really transformed it.

“The latest project to commemorate the Jubilee with a tree and rose bushes will create a magnificent welcome to the station and give a great impression to visitors to the area arriving by train.”

Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager, Alan Neville, said, “I would like to thank everyone involved in this lovely project, which is enhancing the station as well as contributing to the huge tree planting initiative across the country which will serve as a lasting, sustainable legacy in honour of The Queen.

“Tree planting will benefit future generations and it’s wonderful that the station is playing a small part in that because of this work.”