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Philip Pullman and the Oxford Preservation Trust

PUBLISHED: 17:15 23 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:25 20 February 2013

Philip Pullman and the Oxford Preservation Trust

Philip Pullman and the Oxford Preservation Trust

To mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Oxford Preservation Trust and Philip Pullman will plant six English oaks, one for each decade of her reign, on Trust land, alongside Marston Ferry Link Road, at 2.30pm on Sunday, November 25.

Philip Pullman continues Oxford Preservation Trusts tree planting tradition 75 years on



To mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee,Oxford Preservation Trust and Philip Pullman will plant six English oaks, one for each decade of her reign, on Trust land, alongside Marston Ferry Link Road, at 2.30pm on Sunday, November 25.


It will be exactly 75 years to the time and date since the trees in Sunderland Avenue were planted, the first trees planted by the Trust to mark the coronation of King George VI. The Trust went on to plant trees throughout Oxford, many of them in memory of people who had died in WWII.


The trees in Sunderland Avenue have since been immortalised in Philip Pullmans bestselling book Northern Lights.


Director Debbie Dance says, We are delighted that Philip Pullman was inspired by our trees in Sunderland Avenue, and with his strong links to the City, and his love of trees, we cannot think of anyone more fitting to do this for us.


The tree planting has been paid for by kind donations from the Oxford Preservation Trustees and former Trustees, local Marston members, and land agents Savills.


Oxford Preservation Trust is a charity dedicated to positive regeneration, conserving history for future generations and increasing public access and enjoyment of Oxford for everyone. Visit www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk

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