Lord Lieutenant marks The Queen's Platinum Platinum Jubilee.

Tuesday 12th April 2022

A total of 70 native tree whips are set to bloom in Bangor in honour of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

4 men pose for a photo. Two are holding shovels to plant a tree.

Lord Lieutenant Gawn William Rowan Hamilton was joined by the Deputy Mayor of Ards and North Down Borough Council, Councillor Robert Adair, as well as volunteers from Bangor Rotary Club and Bangor Horticultural Society, to take part in The Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative at Bangor’s Castle Park on 23 March.   

The Deputy Mayor of Ards and North Down Borough Council, Councillor Robert Adair, said:  

“It is an honour to be taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative in such a special celebratory year for Her Majesty. Planting trees in this way will provide a long-lasting and valuable way to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 for generations to come.   

The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative allows young and old to come together to make a positive impact in their communities while also creating a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of our Nation. I would encourage all residents in Ards and North Down to help mark this special milestone by planting a tree for the Jubilee.”  

As part of the scheme, groups are encouraged to add their Jubilee tree to The Queen’s Green Canopy map to mark the occasion and in response, they will receive a digital plaque which can be shared online to recognise the planting and to inspire others to get involved.   

For more information, visit queensgreencanopy.org

Photo caption (L-R): President of the Bangor Horticultural Society, Derek Mc Clure; Deputy Mayor of Ards and North Down Borough Council, Councillor Robert Adair; Lord Lieutenant Gawn William Rowan Hamilton; President of the Bangor Rotary Club, Stephen Connolly.