Tree Planting to celebrate Platinum Jubilee
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
On 23 February the Mayor was joined by children from Fairfield Primary Academy at Queen Elizabeth Park in Stapleford planting seven oak trees, one for each decade of the Queen’s reign.
And on 24 February children from Florence Nightingale Academy and the Mayor of Eastwood Councillor Susan Bagshaw helped the Mayor plant seven more oak trees, at Coronation Park in Eastwood.
The trees will create a legacy in honour of the Queen’s leadership of the Nation which will benefit both the environment and visitors to the two parks for many years to come.
Oak trees were chosen as historically they have symbolised royalty, patriotism and strength. Their greatest feature is nurturing wildlife. They are a haven over 2,000 wildlife species, providing vital spaces to eat, shelter and breed.
Richard MacRae, Mayor of Broxtowe said: “Tree planting is a fitting way to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and also leaves a lasting legacy for generations to enjoy for years to come.”