A RE-LOCATED oak tree is putting down new roots at the centre of a community park.
The semi-mature oak was donated by the Blagdon Estate to enhance the landscape of the Queen Elizabeth II field in Dinnington, near Ponteland.
Banks Mining paid for the transportation and re-planting of the tree.
The park was formerly the bowling green for the local Miners’ Social Welfare Organisation and received its QEII designation during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Pupils from Dinnington First School have planted around 2,000 daffodil bulbs, provided by Dinnington Parish Council, around the 15ft Blagdon tree and a commemorative plaque has been mounted on a new stone wall at the park entrance, constructed by local builders E Dixon and J Thompson.
The schoolchildren will soon visit the nearby Shotton surface mine, run by Banks, on a fact-finding mission.