Rooted in royalty

Foreground ' Cllr. Judith Twigg, Chair of Derbyshire Dales District Council and Jo Stanistreet from Groundwork Trust plant the 'Royal Oak''Background ' Denefield Volunteer Rangers ' Roger Thornley, Tara Daniels, John White, David Hughes, Judith Naden, Natalie Rococa & Cinders the dog together with Lions Bill Lansdowne, Colin Turnbull and Stuart Dodds with Leonard Twigg

Foreground ' Cllr. Judith Twigg, Chair of Derbyshire Dales District Council and Jo Stanistreet from Groundwork Trust plant the 'Royal Oak''Background ' Denefield Volunteer Rangers ' Roger Thornley, Tara Daniels, John White, David Hughes, Judith Naden, Natalie Rococa & Cinders the dog together with Lions Bill Lansdowne, Colin Turnbull and Stuart Dodds with Leonard Twigg

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A TOUCH of royalty has come to Matlock, courtesy of the Lions Club.

As part of a project backed by Lions clubs across the world, Matlock Derwent Valley Lions Club has planted over 100 trees, most in the Denefields area of Matlock and the few remaining set to be adjacent to Riber Castle.

Amongst those planted near Denefields is a special tree, cultivated from an acorn grown on a tree from one of the Royal Estates.

Jo Stanistreet from Groundwork Trust and the volunteer Denefields Rangers group who did all the manual work, invited Cllr Judith Twigg, chair of Derbyshire Dales District Council, to help plant the tree.

Lions president Wendy Sanderson said: “There are very few of these acorns available and we are very privileged to have been given one in our allocation.”