Mayor of Havering plants tree to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Published: Monday, 14 March 2022

The Mayor of Havering, Councillor John Mylod has planted a tree to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The young tree was planted at Langtons Gardens in Hornchurch on Friday 11 March 2022, the 70th day of the year, to symbolise each year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

Last November, all 32 of London’s Boroughs’ Mayors each received a tree sapling from The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE at a ceremony in Hyde Park.

The project honours Her Majesty’s 70th year of service and promotes 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 Platinum Jubilee was an honour and a privilege.

"We have all been through a challenging time with the pandemic and Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee 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.”