The Irisbuurt (Iris neighbourhood) in Stratum is to get a new liberation tree. It will be planted this evening (Wednesday) just before the liberation parade starts.
The old tree was blown over during a storm earlier this year. That tree was planted in 1945. On a stormy Tuesday evening in June, the colossal tree was torn out of the ground, roots and all.
Irisbuurt’s children will plant the new tree. Their fathers and grandfathers helped plant the previous tree when they were children themselves. The tree-planting ceremony starts at 18:30. It should take about half an hour. Afterwards, those interested can go to the torchlight parade at Stadhuisplein.
Editor: Melinda Walraven