A very special tree has been planted in Queen’s Square to those lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. It as part of the commemorations to mark one year since the lockdown was declared and life changed for us all.
The tree, a single “New Horizons” Elm, which is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease, will be a lasting symbol to those who have died and we hope provide some comfort to those families left to grieve.
The existing bench will be repaired and replaced around the tree so people will be able to sit under its shade by summer.
Darren Williams, Chief Officer, Environment and Technical, said: “When we had the opportunity to plant some trees in the town centre it seemed fitting and very appropriate that a long lasting memorial tree be planted to allow us all to remember what happened, what a terrible toll it took on the lives of Wrexham people, and for future generations to reflect on.
“We all hope it will provide some comfort to those who have been personally affected by losing a relative, friend or colleague.”
Three other cherry trees were planted in the town centre on Henblas Street as part of the Local Space for Nature grant which aims to bring a green infrastructure to places where people live and work.
The trees will also provide valuable habitat for wildlife and will enhance the town centre ready for when visitors return.