Tree planting in memory of HM Queen Elizabeth II – Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader of DDC and Cllr Michael Conolly, Chairman of DDC are pictured at the Council offices in Whitfield

Dover District Council (DDC) has been busy planting 70 trees in memory of HM Queen Elizabeth II and her remarkable 70-year reign.

The trees form part of the Queen’s Green Canopy and have been planted in Council parks and open spaces throughout the district. 

Plans for the trees were approved in July as part of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with planting deferred until later in the year when conditions were better suited to new trees. 

A range of ornamental trees have now been planted, including regally named specimens such as field maple ‘Queen Elizabeth,’ Norway maple ‘Crimson King’ and sycamore ‘Leopoldii,’ named after the King of the Belgians. 

Here is a list of the locations across the district

LocationNumber of trees
Boulevard Courriers, Aylesham14
Platinum Jubilee Playground, Cowdray Square, Deal10
Marke Wood, Deal10
Connaught Park, Dover7
The Butts, Sandwich7
North Deal Recreation Ground6
Pencester Gardens, Dover6
Bushy Ruff, Dover3
Russell Gardens, Dover3
Hamilton Road Cemetery, Deal2
Council Offices, Whitfield1
St Leonards Garden of Rest, Deal1

Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “The sad passing of HM The Queen on 8 September has given even greater resonance to our commemoration of her long and dedicated service to the country. Seventy trees marking her seventy-year reign leaves a legacy for generations to come.”

By Ed

©2024 Hawkinge Gazette       -       The Hawkinge Gazette is not responsible for the content of external sites