TREES have been planted in the name of a nationwide project to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Warwick District Council chairman Neale Murphy and family of the late former vice chairman Coun Tony Heath, planted two trees on Newbold Comyn as part of the ‘Green Canopy’ project marking Her Majesty’s jubilee.
The day was chosen since it was the 70th day of the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession.
The council’s civic leaders and representatives joined others from across the country to plant a wild cherry and acacia tree in memory of the occasion.
Coun Murphy said: “It was an honour to plant this tree today as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
“We are proud to have taken part in this national project which we hope will encourage us all to recognise the importance of trees in supporting wildlife, improving our health and reducing our carbon footprint.”
Coun Heath’s wife Jenny added: “On behalf of myself and family I would like to thank Warwick District Council for asking me to plant this tree in Tony’s memory.
“He would have been so proud to have been part of this nationwide Green Canopy Project marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and for it to be one of his favourite trees, makes it even more special.”