Planting a tree for the Queen's jubilee!
East Hampshire District Council has joined public organisations up and down the country by planting a tree for the Platinum Jubilee.
EHDC Mayor, Cllr Adam Carew, planted a midland hawthorn in Liss as part of a nationwide tribute to the Queen.
The National Association of Civic Officers has arranged for a mass planting on Friday 11 March, the 70th day of the 70th year since her accession.
East Hampshire District Council has also pledged to see 120,000 trees planted in the district, one for every resident.
Cllr Carew said: “This is a wonderful tribute to Her Majesty the Queen, our nation’s longest serving monarch.
“This tree will stand for years to come in recognition of her enduring and inspirational reign.
“This type of hawthorn also boasts a spectacular pink blossom which will bring colour and vivacity to the area and joy to the local residents.”
The tree, from Griffin Nurseries, in Milland, has been planted in Upper Mount, in Liss. It replaces a tree that was removed after sustaining damage during Storm Eunice.
The planting is part of The Queen’s Green Canopy project, to plant trees during this celebratory year, and EHDC’s own initiative to see 120,000 trees planted in East Hampshire.
The council offers advice on where to plant, which trees to buy and where to get them safely.
So far EHDC has helped the district plant more than 39,000 trees, with a further 10,000 due to go in the ground before the season is over. This has been achieved through community planting projects, planning conditions and private landowners.
Find out more about our tree-planting initiative on our website.