An Avenue of Oak Trees
On Monday 27th February 2017, the final sixteen oak trees were planted to finish off the avenue of trees project that was started last spring on the open space adjoining King John Road in Gillingham. The avenue of trees commemorates the 500th anniversary of Gillingham School as well as a reference to Gillingham’s past as a Royal Forest. The newly planted trees will help to irrigate the local area, improve the water quality of the River Lodden, which flows through the site, and reduce surface water run-off to help prevent flooding further downstream. The trees were purchased from funds held by the Town Council and donations from Gillingham School and local residents.
The Mayor of Gillingham, Cllr Barry Von Clemens with Town Council staff, Dorset Countryside, Gillingham School and local residents.