EIGHT English oak trees have been planted in Mossley Hill to celebrate the city’s 800th birthday.
Residents and local councillors held a special event at Sudley Park yesterday to celebrate the planting of the semi-mature trees, which are currently 15ft tall.
Ian Stokes, chair of Mossley Hill’s Resident’s Association said: “As one of the great British ports it seems appropriate that this historic year is marked by the planting of these beautiful trees.
“These oak trees were the preferred timber for the construction of many outstanding buildings, including Speke Hall, and were used to build many of the ships that sailed out of Liverpool.
“I’m pleased all our hard work has paid off and we can work together with Liverpool City Council to make sure visitors can enjoy the oaks for hundreds of years to come.”
English oak trees can live for up to 1,000 years. The Allerton Oak in Calderstones Park is estimated to be 1,000 years old.