To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, councillor Alan Robins has planted a tree on the lawns outside Stanmer House.
The step is part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, a national tree planting and preservation scheme that invites everyone from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.
Individuals, groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and businesses are all encouraged to get involved.
Enhancing our environment
The scheme aims to create a national canopy of trees to help reduce the impact of climate change, filter air, increase wildlife habitat and improve the environment for all.
The Mayor was joined by Deputy Lieutenant Jim May, representing the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex, residents and members of the council’s city parks team as he planted a Weeping Beech, also known as Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'.
The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Alan Robins said: “I’m thrilled to have been invited to plant this lovely tree in Stanmer Park.
“The Queen’s Green Canopy is a fantastic nationwide initiative that I hope many people will get involved with and be inspired to plant more trees.”
East Sussex Deputy Lieutenant, Jim May, described the Queen’s Green Canopy as an excellent environmental initiative and a wonderful way to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years of service in the Platinum Jubilee year.
He added: “I am delighted to be outside Stanmer House to take part in this tree planting ceremony for the Jubilee.
“There are many ways to take part in the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative and I would urge everyone to get involved and spread the word.”
The Queen’s Green Canopy encourages sustainable planting that will benefit future generations and create a legacy in honour of Her Majesty’s leadership of the nation. The official planting season is up to the end of March and from October through to the end of this Jubilee year.
Every planting for the Jubilee is being recorded on the Queen's Green Canopy digital map. Her Majesty will have the map presented to her at the end of the Jubilee year.
More about the Queen’s Green Canopy and how you can get involved.
More about the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Stanmer Park is enjoying its own renaissance as a result of a major restoration project. This includes the opening of the popular One Garden Brighton and the beautifully restored walled garden.
Stanmer Park and Estate is the city's largest park and one of the most visited. It is an authentic example of an 18th Century designed landscape.