Scouts dig in to plant Jubilee trees at York museum
A line of silver birch trees has been planted to mark the approach to the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington.
Elvington Scout Group rolled up their sleeves, wielded their spades and planted 14 5ft tall trees with a plaque to mark the activity.
The surrounding estate and approach to the museum alongside the famous Elvington Airfield is owned by William Birch & Sons Ltd. The company is helping with preparing the ground and purchasing the trees.
Chairman of the museum’s trustees Rachel Semlyen, who negotiated the sale of the land with Jack P Birch from the company for the museum nearly 40 years ago, said:
This collaboration with the scouts to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is very exciting and appropriate.
It’s a lovely idea and will provide a fantastic approach to the museum from York Road. We wish to thank everyone involved.
Chris Birch, Chairman of William Birch welcomes the project “We are pleased that our long association with the museum continues and that we are able to support further links with the local community including Elvington Scouts with this very fitting tribute to the Jubilee celebrations.”