THE LORD Lieutenant of Herefordshire has planted one of 60 Jubilee Trees.
The Black Mulberry was grounded by Lady Susan Darnley at Glebe Field to commemorate a community effort to establish a new orchard on the plot.
Colwall Primary School, Bright Sparks Pre-School and Colwall Orchard Group had all worked together for the project.
The occasion was also marked with an official plaque and the background story of the tree will be included in a book of commemoration to be presented to the Queen in recognition of 60 years since Her Majesty’s coronation.
The Colwall Orchard Group has once again launched its Colwall Christmas post, which sees cards delivered to people throughout the village for the minimal charge of 20p. Money raised goes towards establishing new orchards in the area.
Anyone taking part has been urged to put their full name and address on cards and post before 12pm on Saturday, December 21.
Post boxes are now available at The Chase Inn, Jamboree at Cafe H2O, Colwall Pharmacy, John Goodwin’s Estate Agents, Colwall Coffee Lounge and Colwall Primary School.
The orchard group is also holding its traditional Mistletoe Fair outside Colwall Library on Saturday (December 14) at 9.30am.
The festive plant will be available in bunches or balls and in various sizes. There will also be berried holly and fir cones on offer as well as mulled drinks, cakes and minced pies for a truly festive occasion.