LAST year the Horsham Society was fortunate to be chosen to take part in Waitrose’s “Community Matters” scheme, where customers choose between three good causes, and was awarded £344.
This generosity has now been returned to the town by the Society using the money to pay for a new tree in Horsham Park, to replace one that has died.
On the advice of Mark Pullen, HDC Tree & Woodlands Officer, the tree that has been chosen is a Ginkgo biloba – the Maidenhair tree. It is very long lived and will grow to a substantial height providing spectacular yellow autumn colour.
It was been planted today [March 5] near to the Leisure Centre by David Moore, Chairman of the Horsham Society, and Ross Calvert, Branch Manager of Waitrose’s Horsham store.
David Moore said: “We are delighted that through the generosity of Waitrose and its customers we can help to enhance the beauty of our wonderful Park for generations to come.”