Tree planted in Loughborough to mark Platinum Jubilee

Published: Mon 14th March, 2022

An oak tree has been planted in Loughborough to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The tree planting ceremony took place in Queen’s Park in Loughborough on Friday March 11 in support of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC). It was led by Cllr Jenny Bokor, the Council’s lead member for Loughborough.

The Council’s open spaces partner idverde also attended the tree planting along with council officers and volunteers from Friends of Queen’s Park.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative which invites people across the country to ‘plant a tree for the jubilee’.

Cllr Bokor said: “I am honoured to plant a tree in support of Her Majesty The Queen’s Green Canopy.

“The tree will leave a legacy which will be enjoyed by future generations. It is also a fitting way to recognise Her Majesty’s 70 years of leadership and dedicated service to the nation.

“Her Majesty recently became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee and I am looking forward to seeing how residents will mark the occasion.

"Planning is underway for a number of events in Loughborough across the extended bank holiday weekend in June and I hope many people in the town will be able to come along and join us for the celebrations.”

The date marks the seventieth day of the year in which The Queen celebrates the seventieth anniversary of her accession.

The location of the new English oak tree will be added to an interactive map on the QGC website.

As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The QGC will dedicate a network of 70 ancient woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 ancient trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

For more information about The QGC, please visit: https://queensgreencanopy.org/

On February 6, 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

Many events will be taking place in Charnwood and surrounding areas in the run up to the jubilee, which will culminate in a four-day Bank Holiday weekend filled with celebrations from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5.

Charnwood Borough Council is planning a series of events and once details are confirmed, information will be available on the Council’s website at www.charnwood.gov.uk/jubilee

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