Mayor, Councillor Leah Turner, planting a tree in Hayling Park on 25th April. Taking part are Hayling Tree Wardens and supporters. In 1974 Councillor John Derben, a Hayling Island Councillor and Charter Mayor planted an ash tree in Legion Field and started a tradition which has continued to this day. However, because of ash die back we stopped planting ash trees in Legion Field and the last three mayors have planted different varieties of trees in Hayling Park instead. The tree being planted is a disease resistant New Horizon Elm.