The Cumbrian farmer Moira Linaker thought it would be a very good idea to plant a tree in memory of all the animals needlessly slaughtered during the Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic.
Trees can be planted anywhere suitable, where they will grow to maturity and have a long and happy life, giving a home to wildlife , shade in summer and pleasure to all who see them!
We expect trees to be planted all over the country, on farmland, playgounds, parks and roadsides as well as in city centres and villages.
At planting ceremonies, Moira hopes appeals will be made and collections taken, for donations to charities in aid of farming families.
On a fine day in late march, Moira Linaker and some friends gathered at H&H, Rosehill, Carlisle, to plant a tree dedicated to those who suffered during the foot and mouth crisis in Cumbria throughout 2001.
We started at Moira's smallholding at Warwick Bridge, with two Ryeland ewes having each produced two lambs only a day or two earlier. Anne Hopper, the foot and mouth voice of Radio Cumbria, the mayor of Carlisle - Doreen Parsons, and the Rev Colin Randall performed the ceremony.
and Doreen Parsons [mayor of Carlisle]
planting the tree outside H&H, Rosehill