Sheffield tree is tribute to Nicaragua twinning

Coun Peter Rippon, 'Lord Mayor of Sheffield, left, Nicaraguan Ambassador Guisell Morales and Coun Pat Midgeley plant a Nicaraguan liquid amber tree has been planted in Sheffield to mark the 30th anniversary of the twinning of the city with Esteli.' Picture:Dean Atkins.

Coun Peter Rippon, 'Lord Mayor of Sheffield, left, Nicaraguan Ambassador Guisell Morales and Coun Pat Midgeley plant a Nicaraguan liquid amber tree has been planted in Sheffield to mark the 30th anniversary of the twinning of the city with Esteli.' Picture:Dean Atkins.

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A special tree has been planted to mark a 30-year milestone of Sheffield’s partnership with another country.

The liquidambar specimen will now overlook the city centre after it was planted at South Street Park, above the railway station.

It marks 30 years since Sheffield was twinned with Estelí, in northern Nicaragua.

Coralie Hopwood, from the Sheffield Estelí Society, said: “This planting is a fitting and longlasting tribute to the friendship that has been nurtured between our two towns for the last 30 years. We will embed the roots so it can grow and bear fruit for many years.”