New trees have been planted at Bancroft in Hitchin, to form an avenue across the park, thanks to sponsorship from the Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse.
The 12 cherry trees – aka Prunus Pink Perfection – will produce double pink flowers borne in long clusters and at maturity will produce a broadly oval crown up to a height of 8m. Plaques have been installed to promote the Rotary’s sponsorship, which included money from local businesses and is valued at just over £3,000.
The avenue runs along either side of the footpath from the bandstand to the corner entrance heading towards Nightingale Road.
Councillor Steve Jarvis, Executive Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “The avenue of trees is a lovely addition to the park. We’d like to thank the Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse and local businesses for sponsoring them.”
Tim Ray, Rotary President, added: “It’s great to give something back to our community which will bring joy and pleasure to many for years to come.”