Horse Chestnut recognised as one of 50 great British trees - Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee

This Horse Chestnut tree was planted in the triangle opposite the War Memorial in 1863. The tree was moved from the Churchyard on a trolley. Apparently, during the process, both slipped into the prepared hole and consequently were ‘planted’ together.

The plaque by the tree reads:

The Tree Council
in celebration of
the Golden Jubilee of
Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II
has designated
The Morton Horse Chestnut
one of fifty
great British trees
in recognition of its place
in the national heritage
June 2002