Mayor plants a tree for the Queen's Jubilee
With preparation well underway for celebrations to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Worcester City Mayor Stephen Hodgson planted a cherry tree this week as part of the Queen's Green Canopy scheme.
Three pupils from Nunnery Wood High School's Eco Club helped the mayor plant the tree outside Waitrose in London Road, accompanied by store manager Scott Whittaker and other Waitrose staff.
Worcester is one of the select few Queen's Green Canopy cities and the cherry tree is one of many planted across the city in recent months. In January, the mayor joined volunteers to mark the end of the Worcester Charter 400 project, by planting 400 saplings in Perdiswell Playing Fields.
The tree will have a special QGC commemorative plaque. Her Majesty the Queen and The Prince of Wales planted the first Jubilee tree in the grounds of Windsor Castle to mark the launch of the Queen's Green Canopy, a national initiative to plant new trees across the nation.
Mayor Cllr Hodgson said: "Worcester is one of the select Queen's Green Canopy cities and I was delighted to be asked to 'Plant a Tree for the Queen's Jubilee' as part of this tree planting initiative and hope that it is enjoyed by residents and visitors to Worcester for many years to come."