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Mayor of Hereford plants rare pear tree at Holme Lacy campus

Tree planting helps mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee 

Herefordshire & Ludlow College’s Holme Lacy campus was one of the locations chosen by the Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Paul Stevens, to plant a rare pear tree. Marking Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year, he hopes to see the fruit spreading across Herefordshire.  

After hearing that the famous Herefordshire perry trees were under threat, The Mayor decided to act. The first trees were planted at Brockhampton Estate, near Bromyard. A second set was planted at Ross Cider, and another at Holme Lacy campus. These will eventually blossom into fruit bearing trees, giving the rare pear a chance to spread across the county. 

These trees have been planted as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project, a special invitation to all people to plant trees to mark the important occasion. Queen Elizabeth is the longest-serving British monarch in history and through her reign has planted more than 1,500 trees all over the world.  

The College is delighted to be chosen to be part of this fantastic initiative that honours the history of our county and invests in the future of our environment.  

You can visit Holme Lacy campus at: Herefordshire & Ludlow College, Holme Lacy Campus, Hereford, HR2 6LL. 

Date: 12/01/2022