Creetown got it’s trees back on Wednesday morning when five Golden Acers were planted in the King George V Playing Fields by Creetown School Children and adult volunteers.
The Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’ Golden Jubilee trees were a gift to the village from Scotland TranServ, the south west trunk road authority, to help boost the orchard area of the village’s King George V Playing Fields.
The original trees were removed by a third party and Creetown Community Council have been engaging with Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland, for the last few months, requesting their help and support in replacing the lost and much admired trees. The new Japanese Maples produce a pale green leaf that turns a softer shade of golden yellow in autumn, and once the leaves have fallen in the winter, new foliage is coral red in colour.
Community council vice chair Dorothy Scherrer said: “A big thank you to everyone who has played a part in bringing the replacement Golden Jubilee trees back to our community.”
Ken Bryden, Scotland TranServ’s Area Delivery Manager concluded: “We are delighted to support the village of Creetown in their efforts to enhance the visual appeal of the area. This is in addition to a similar gift from our predecessors on the south west trunk road network, and will add to their year round splendour, replacing those which had previously been removed.”