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Mayor of Richmond upon Thames to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

28 February 2022

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Green Canopy, the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Geoff Acton, will host a tree planting event at Moormead Recreation Ground on Friday 11 March 2022.

The Queen's Green Canopy is a 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'.

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates are being encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season. The tree planting season runs from October to the end of March.  

Friday 11 March 2022, will mark the 70th day of the year in which The Queen marks the 70th anniversary of her accession. The date has been dedicated as a special day by the National Association of Civic Officers for Civic Heads to plant trees donated to them and to mark this significant milestone. The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames will plant an English Oak tree at Moormead Recreation Ground on Friday 11 March at 11am.

Trees will also be planted in every ward of the borough to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee trees by the end of the current tree planting season.  

Tree planting is also an essential action set out within the Richmond Council's Climate Emergency Strategy. The Council is committed to increasing the number of trees across the borough and in doing so increasing the many ecosystem services that trees can deliver, such as carbon sequestration, providing habitat for wildlife, and making living conditions during periods of climate extremes more bearable.

Cllr Geoff Acton, Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, said:  

"2022 is a significant milestone marking Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne. The Green Canopy is a wonderful initiative from The Queen which will leave a lasting beneficial impact for future generations to enjoy.  

"We will be marking the Jubilee throughout the year with a number of events and initiatives including the Green Canopy and Platinum Jubilee Street Parties. Please join me at Moormead Recreation Ground on 11 March for this special tree planting ceremony. I look forward to seeing you there."

Find out more about The Queen's Green Canopy and how to get involved.

Find out more about Jubilee Street Parties.

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Updated: 1 March 2022

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