Friends plant commemorative tree in town park

Friends of the Carrs planted an oak tree in the town park in the beautiful sunshine on Tuesday, 26th January, as part of the celebrations to mark Manchester Airport's 80th anniversary.

In late summer last year, communities across the region were given the chance to apply for a commemorative oak tree and time capsule as part of Manchester Airport's 80th birthday celebrations.

Friends of The Carrs applied and were very fortunate to receive their tree just before Christmas. Unfortunately they didn't receive a time capsule as apparently they had run out.

An FOTC spokesperson said "We were delighted to plant this 80th anniversary tree from Manchester Airport. The tree adds to those donated by other organisations and individuals and will help to ensure the continuance of the wooded aspects of The Carrs well into the future and for the benefit of future generations."

The oak tree is located just over the first bridge on what used to be the old pitch and putt course. Friends of The Carrs are hoping to add a commemorative plaque at some point in the near future.

Friends of The Carrs, The Carrs


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Julie Green
Sunday 3rd March 2019 at 9:36 pm
How many trees were felled in the expansion of the airport and not replaced?
Oliver Romain
Sunday 3rd March 2019 at 9:50 pm
Lovely, but can we please, please, please have some trees to replace the three cherry trees in the play area that were removed for no good reason. There is only one tree providing shade in the childrens’ play park. It’s not enough. Trees have been a part of park design for millennia they are an essential way of providing shade. Why has this been overlooked in Wilmslow?
Terry Roeves
Monday 4th March 2019 at 8:15 am
Once upon a time, a long long time ago, Macclesfield Borough Council altered the Parish Boundary of Wilmslow and it became part of Manchester Airport. Consequently, when the second runway was built, neither CEC nor WTC have been able to receive any business rates from Manchester Airport Group.
So much for conservative fiscal planning. And they really didn’t see this coming? Inept? Worth your May 2019 vote?
Anyway, we got a tree. Thankyou MAG, but not thankyou for the increased noise, traffic and parking problems.
Marcia McGrail
Thursday 7th March 2019 at 10:27 am
It will take more than a couple of trees to ameliorate the insiduous toxic effects of thousands of planes discharging millions of tonnes of carbon into the air and onto the land. You and I all see it coming yet MAG and their ilk blithely wave away common sense and knowledge with a measly tree...and forget the capsule - all it will say is 'God help us'.

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