News release from 11/03/2022

Tree planting for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Tree planting for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A tree has been planted in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by the Chair of South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cllr Anna Bradnam.

Cllr Bradnam planted the Prunus Domestica (plum) on green space owned by the District Council in Fen Ditton this morning (Friday 11 March).

Cllr Anna Bradnam and officer Victoria Laxton alongside a newly planted tree

All civic heads were invited to plant a tree today as part of a major initiative for The Queen’s Green Canopy project. The day was chosen as it is the seventieth day of the year in which The Queen marks the seventieth anniversary of her accession.

A plaque has been created and will be installed at the site on Musgrave Way as a legacy to the occasion.

Cllr Bradnam said: “The Council had already planted some fruit trees for the residents of Musgrave Way to enjoy, so it was a real pleasure to add this plum tree to the little orchard we have created. My Dad grew fruit trees in our council house garden when I was younger and I remember the pleasure of eating a sweet, juicy plum straight from the tree. Mum used to bottle fruit too, so we had gorgeous fruit right through the winter. Her Majesty the Queen wanted us to be inspired to plant trees in our communities, so I'm sure the residents will water and care for the trees and enjoy their produce for decades to come.”

The Council wishes to thank S P Landscapes & Tree Contractors Ltd for supplying the plum tree.