Barcham Trees’ David Johnson says he is proud the Cambridgeshire nursery was chosen by Elmbridge Borough Council, Surrey, to supply and plant the 46 young flowering cherry trees which were planted in February 2018 as an Avenue of Remembrance on Tilt Common, Cobham. The avenue replaces the original trees, which were planted in 1946 and dedicated by Cobham’s Women’s Institute to honour the memory of local servicemen killed in World War Two.
The Avenue of Remembrance is to be re-dedicated on Sunday 8 April at 12.30pm, and David Johnson will represent Barcham at the event. He explained “The original trees had lost their impact through the years due to disease and replacements not thriving, so we were delighted to supply Prunus Kanzan, a beautiful and popular flowering cherry, with pink blossom and fine autumn colour. I hope the trees will be in flower for the re-dedication service”.
The community initiative to restore the Avenue of Remembrance was launched by Elmbridge Borough Council in partnership with a wide range of local organisations, which offered great support and commitment, producing not only a fitting memorial, but also a valuable leisure space for residents.