A GOVERNMENT minister has planted a Welsh oak tree to mark the success of a Felinheli business and as a symbol of growing tourism.

GreenWood adventure park, has celebrated 25 years in business.

The park opened on May 24,1993, and on the same date, Thursday, May 24, the park marked the special anniversary with a tree planting.

Lord Elis-Thomas AM, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, visited the site.

He met senior North Wales industry colleagues and planted a Welsh Oak Tree to record GreenWood’s success and the future for North Wales Tourism.

Juliana Delaney welcomed the minister and invited him to plant the sapling.

She said: "25 year years in any business is a success story, but GreenWood is so much more than a business, it is a magical place that generations have come to together to enjoy time as a family.

"The greatest compliment to the business are the recommendations and positive feelings it generates across countless visitors.

"The strong green credentials of the site, from a solar splash ride to a people powered rollercoaster, also inspire people to think more about their impact on our lovely Welsh environment."

Lord Elis-Thomas, said: “ GreenWood is a huge asset to our industry and a long list of awards shows that the attraction is well loved by visitors.

"The team can be justifiably proud of their achievements and I was delighted to be part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations, and to wish them every success for the next 25 years."