Oaks raised from seeds picked up at Verdun

Reading Borough Council decided to celebrate peace with trees planted from seeds found on the battlefield.

18 July 1919

Peace Celebrations: (i) planting of oaks

That permission be granted for two oaks, raised from seeds picked up at Verdun, to be planted on Saturday, 19th instant, one in the Forbury Pleasure Grounds and the other in Prospect Park.

Reading Borough Council Parks and Pleasure Grounds Committee minutes (R/AC1/3/21)

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