Today we have planted three new trees in Jubilee Gardens.
The three trees we have planted are Field Maple Queen Elizabeth, also called Acer campestre ‘Evelyn’, a vigorous and compact deciduous tree with leaves which turn butter yellow in the autumn. It will tolerate drought and air pollution so is ideal for our city position, plus it’s small flowers are good for bees and insects.
Our new trees have been registered with the Queen’s Green Canopy, a nationwide initiative originally created to mark the Platinum Jubilee in 2022 creating a living legacy in Her Majesty’s name. This has been extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Majesty. An interactive map shows planting projects across the United Kingdom and will include the three Jubilee Gardens Field Maple Queen Elizabeth trees shortly.
Read more about the other tree species in Jubilee Gardens here.