The Mayor of Bromley holding the first of the Platinum Jubilee trees

Bromley Council to plant 1,500 trees to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Bromley Council is aiming to plant over 1,500 trees across the borough to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

The council is doing this in support of the Queen’s Green Canopy, but also as part of their own Treemendous tree planting initiative. 

The Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Russell L. Mellor, planted a commemorative oak tree on 11 March to mark the 70th day of the 70th year of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne. 

Mellor said: “I am deeply honoured to plant this tree on behalf of the borough.

“Oak trees are deeply symbolic and continue growing for many generations, and in that way, this will be a lasting tribute.

“I warmly encourage residents to plant a tree if they can, and they too can register it on the Green Canopy website.”

The oak sapling was gifted to Bromley by the Lord Lieutenancy, the Queen’s representative, and can now be found in Cyphers Gate, Beckenham.

Bromley already has the largest tree stock of all London boroughs with around 36,000 street trees and over 24,000 trees in parks. 

The council is encouraging residents and any community organisations to take part by planting trees themselves and plotting them on the Queen’s Green Canopy map.

To become more involved in keeping your area green, the council has volunteers called ‘Tree Friends’ who help maintain the healthy tree stock across the borough, and they are always looking out for more to support this work. 

You can register to become a Tree Friend here.

Featured image credit: Bromley Council

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