Mayor of Shrewsbury Helps Celebrate Plant a Tree Day
The Mayor of Shrewsbury joined other civic dignitaries around the country today to plant a tree in Shrewsbury’s Quarry.
The event, organised by the National Association of Civic Officers (NACO), forms part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project encouraging as many civic leaders as possible to plant a tree to mark the Jubilee.
The chosen day represents the seventieth day of the year in which the Queen marks the seventieth anniversary of her accession. NACO will produce a book listing all the Councils taking part and present it to the Queen when the country celebrates the Platinum Jubilee in June.
Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Julian Dean, said: “It’s a great honour to take part in this nationwide event and it’s a good way to help mark the amazing achievement of her Majesty the Queen’s reign of seventy years.
“This is a long-lasting and valuable way to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and will also help to promote the importance of trees for the environment in a sustainable and relevant way. This nationwide scheme is also a great way to help restore the loss of biodiversity across the country, especially as native trees are being planted across the United Kingdom.”
The planting of this tree will be included on the Queen’s Green Canopy website, along with other trees planted by Shrewsbury Town Council over the course of this Jubilee year.
Published: 11 March 2022