Mayor of Havering presented with a tree to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Mayor tree
Credit: Brian Russell
Published: Thursday, 2 December 2021

The Mayor of Havering has been presented with an English Oak tree sapling to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, presented Councillor John Mylod, Mayor of Havering, with the young tree at a ceremony in Hyde Park.

The ceremony took place on 18 November and featured all 32 of London’s Boroughs’ Mayors each receiving a tree sampling to honour what will be Her Majesty’s 70th year of service and promote The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative.

The QGC is a unique tree planting programme created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with a focus on encouraging the planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.

As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. 

Councillor John Mylod, Mayor of Havering, said: “Joining the other London Borough Mayors to honour Her Majesty’s The Queen’s forthcoming Platinum Jubillee has been an honour and a privilege.

"We have all been through a challenging time with the pandemic and Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee next year is the perfect opportunity for people to come together and celebrate this remarkable milestone in our country’s history.

“I will continue to work with our communities in Havering to promote tree planting and greening projects, as we all want to leave a lasting environment for future generations.”