London’s Mayors presented with an Oak tree to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE,
presented London’s 32 Boroughs’ Mayors each with an English Oak tree sapling
to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year and to promote The
Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. The ceremony took place in Hyde Park, by
kind permission of The Royal Parks.

The Lord-Lieutenant said:
“We have all been through a challenging time with the pandemic and Her
Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee next year is the perfect opportunity for Londoner’s to
come together and celebrate this remarkable milestone in our country’s history.
My hope is that London’s Mayors will take their saplings back to their Boroughs
and hold tree planting ceremonies to mark The Queen’s 70 years of service and
to encourage their local communities to plant more trees as part of The Queen’s
Green Canopy, both as a thank you to Her Majesty for her unparalleled duty to
the Nation, but also to enhance their local environment. I urge all Londoners to
get involved and plant a tree for the Jubilee.”

Credit: Brian Russell