Mr Les Oakley, who has recently retired from Northallerton Town Council, planted an oak tree in the Applegarth surrounded by his family, workmates and councillors as a celebration of his time working here.
Mr Oakley has been a valued employee for more than 20 years, heading up the Amenities team which look after the Town Councils outdoor areas.
Mayor, Cllr Phil Eames, said “This is a very fitting commemoration of the time Les has spent working for Northallerton Town Council. He will be very much missed and all staff and councillors wish him a long and happy retirement! “