A TREE warden’s retirement will be marked at tree planting ceremony.

Stephanie Tyrer, a former Harwich councillor and mayor, retired as a tree warden in August due to ill health.

A poplar tree, replacing a similar tree lost in the 1987 storm, will be planted in a ceremony opposite Dovercourt Boating Lake tomorrow at 10am.

Kate Mayhew, assistant clerk to Harwich Town Council, said:”Stephanie pushed for a replacement tree for the one that was lost in the great storm.

“It is a way to thank for her everything she has done. She’s such a lovely lady.”