Trees to honour Queen
Three trees which formed part of a special commemoration to the late Queen’s Platinum jubilee outside Buckingham Palace this year are being replanted at sites across the Dudley borough.
The trees are being planted in parks but were once presented to the Queen as part of the national celebrations to mark her 70-year reign.
They have been gifted to selected community groups and organisations to celebrate their work and inspire the next generation of tree planters across the nation.
The Mayor of Dudley joined Deputy Lieutenant Elizabeth Foster and Friends of Huntingtree Park at a special planting of a Hornbeam tree in Huntingtree Park in Halesowen yesterday (Tuesday).
Sites also include Hawbush Community Garden in Brierley Hill and Somers Square in Halesowen which will be planted in the coming days.
Councillor Sue Greenaway, Mayor of Dudley, said:
What an honour to be able to plant these trees in the borough. They commemorated our Queen’s historic reign as part of very special celebrations this year and I was delighted to be part of the planting ceremony today.
The trees are set in recycled aluminium pots embossed with Her Majesty’s cypher.
Pictured: Councillor Sue Greenaway, Mayor of Dudley, Elizabeth Foster, Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands and Jane Matthews, from the Friends of Huntingtree Park.