Trees to grow unity in city

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A TREE planting ceremony will take place in Sheffield today by representatives of the city’s different religious groups to symbolise unity between faiths.

The event will take place at Sheffield Children’s Centre, Shoreham Street, Highfield, from 11.30am.

The trees will form an ‘edible hedge’ of fruit trees so the children at the centre can see fruit growing and then harvest it in the summer and autumn.

Varieties will include cherry, elder, currants, hazel, wild plum and amalanchier as well as some traditional hedging plants - hawthorn, blackthorn, rose and field maple.

Sheffield Council cabinet member for communities, Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, said: “These trees symbolise the strong unity between the faith groups”