As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Shildon Town Council will be marking the occasion with a tree planted as part of ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy Project’.
Shildon Town Council decided they wished to represent the strength and resilience of our Queen and have chosen a British native Green Oak tree, which is very long lived, strong and supports a huge array of life and is our most iconic trees.
Shildon Town Mayor, Councillor Louise Mather planted the young Green Oak (Quercus robur) Tree today Friday 11th March at 11.00 am, to mark the Queens’ accession. The tree will now be added to the interactive map which will identify all trees planted under the Queens Canopy project, which marks The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The day chosen is the seventieth day of the year in which The Queen marks the seventieth anniversary of her accession.