The Mayor of Fylde has planted a tree in Ashton Gardens as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy national initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
On Friday 11 March – the 70th day of the year – the tree and its accompanying plaque were planted to help create an environmentally friendly legacy that future generations will be able to enjoy, as part of the celebrations to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year as ruler of the nation.
Mayor Elaine Silverwood said, “I am so honoured to have planted a tree in Ashton Gardens and to be involved with the Queen’s Green Canopy – a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. People from across the United Kingdom are being encouraged to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”
The tree is a stunning Quercus Ilex – Evergreen Oak – and is now sited proudly on the avenue of the Gardens, very close to the Cenotaph. Being Mayor of the Fylde has given me some incredible opportunities to represent our residents in such very special and momentous occasions.”
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a national initiative patronised by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales that everyone across the United Kingdom can get involved in, whether as individuals, businesses, or community groups. If you’d like to get involved, visit the Queens Green Canopy website here: The Queen’s Green Canopy (queensgreencanopy.org)
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