100 Red Twigged Lime trees have been planted in various parks across the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area to mark the Northern Ireland Centenary.
The twigs go a lovely reddish colour in the winter. This species is a fairly fast growing tree that can grow to 12m high by 6m wide after 25 years. This same type of tree currently lines the main avenue at the Stormont Estate.
There are 14 trees located in Wallace Park, Lagan Park, Moat Park, Carryduff Park, Moira Demense, Sir Milne Barbour Park with seven at Stoneyford Play Park and Aghalee Playing Fields. The final two trees are planted at Lagan Valley Island.
The video above shows our tour where the trees were offically welcomed to each area by residents, local community groups or an organisation along with Mayor Alderman Stephen Martin and Councillor Scott Carson, Chair of the NI Centenary Working Group. Also in attendance were elected members of the relevant DEA.
The map above shows the locations of the trees across Lisburn & Castlereagh with the below list showing the attendees from the local community that welcomed the trees to their area.
Carryduff Park: Carryduff Regeneration Forum
Wallace Park: Lisburn Downtown Centre
Moira Demense: Moira Friendship Group
Moat Park: South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
Sir Milne Barbour Park: Old Warren Community Association
Lagan Park: Dromara Community Group
Stoneyford Play Park: Stoneyford Community & Youth Association
Aghalee Playing Fields: Aghalee Village Hall Committee
Lagan Valley Island: Councillor Scott Carson & Councillor Nicholas Trimble (20/21 LCCC Mayor)