Stockport Tree Surgeon supports Marple Festival Tree Planting

A local company of Marple in Stockport, Myers Tree Care was approached by the Friends of Marple Memorial Park to supply and assist with the planting of a Yew tree in the park by local dignitaries in 2005 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary since the end of World War Two.

Mark Whittaker, Key Contact for FOMMP takes up the story:

“We approached local stockport tree surgeon David Myers for help because we knew that he could be relied upon to provide the best possible tree care advice but he went far beyond our expectations by offering to purchase the tree and plant the specimen free of charge. It shows what a great supporter of community causes he is and how important he feels it is that our local landscape is maintained to the highest standards.

The Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Shan Alexander, planted the 10-year-old Yew tree and local dignitaries including local MP Andrew Stunell attended the ceremony that was conducted during the Locks Festival Celebrations on Sunday 5 June 2005.

The Friends of Marple Memorial Park would like to thank Tree Surgeons Myers Tree Care for their incredible support of our local park. As well as providing the tree and tree care services free of charge David Myers was heavily involved in the whole day’s celebrations, even climbing to dizzying heights in a demonstration of his skills as a tree surgeon.”

Stockport Tree Care Services provided free of charge to Marple Community Group

David Myers with local dignitaries in Marple Memorial Park
David Myers with local dignitaries in Marple Memorial Park

Prior to the formal planting ceremony, a site meeting was arranged with the Marple Community Group to discuss the location where the tree would be sited and the running order for the day of the festival.

The tree was delivered to Myers Tree Care’s depot where it was stored and watered prior to the day of planting.

On the day of the ceremony, the tree was loaded onto our trailer with all the relevant tools and we then went to the site and prepared the planting pit.

After digging the pit and preparing the soil infill, an irrigation pipe was installed so that watering could be directly applied to the root system during periods of drought.

We then positioned the tree into the pit, ensuring that it was in the correct position ready for the local dignitaries to undertake the formal planting.

Once the press had taken the pictures we then completed the planting process and placed the commemorative stone and plaque in position before leaving the site tidy.