Plaque unveiled to mark first of more than 700 trees planted for Queen's Jubilee

26th May 2022


A plaque has been unveiled to mark the first of more than 700 trees to be planted in Three Rivers as part of an initiative commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

Three English oaks were planted at The Green, Croxley Green, in a ceremony in January by Robert Voss, The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.

On Tuesday (24 May), Mr Voss returned to unveil a special plaque marking the occasion. He was joined at the ceremony by the Leader of Three Rivers District Council, Cllr Sarah Nelmes. 

webp-net-resizeimage-217.jpgA number of trees have already been planted at sites including Leavesden Country Park, Chorleywood House grounds, Scotsbridge at Rickmansworth; the King George V Recreation Ground in Mill End; Romilly Drive Playing Fields in Carpenders Park and Eastbury Recreation Ground in Eastbury.

More than 700 native small trees will also be planted later this year in two locations: The Horses’ Field, Leavesden Country Park, and Denham Way Recreation Ground, Maple Cross. Residents will be invited to take part in the volunteer planting events.

Cllr Nelmes said: “I was delighted to welcome back the Lord Lieutenant to unveil a plaque to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years' of service.

“We are now waiting until the planting season resumes later this year when we will undertake a massive planting session with the help of the local community. 

“Trees are a vital and beautiful part of our landscape, and this is the perfect way to make a positive contribution to our environment and create a legacy for future generations.”

The tree planting project has been supported by local tree nursery, Herts Native Trees, which donated 20 standard trees towards the project including the three English oaks planted at Croxley Green.