Trees were planted at Hudson’s Field and Victoria Park yesterday (Tuesday 1 March 2022) to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of service by the Queen after she took to the throne on 6 February 1952.
Salisbury City Council has been working with contractors PW Maintenance Solutions to plant a distinctive row of Beech Trees across Hudson’s Field and Victoria Park. Each location consists of over 20 trees and is roughly 167 metres long.
The row of trees at Hudson’s Field is located to one side of the pedestrian path which runs from below the Pavilion through the field and down to Stratford Road. The trees significantly change the landscape and create a delightful addition to the path. At Victoria Park, the planting is located adjacent to Park Lane close to the park entrance near the Co-op. As the trees grow, they will provide shade for park users during the summer months.
HM Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton visited Victoria Park yesterday (Tuesday 1 March) at 3pm, alongside the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Salisbury, and enjoyed taking part in planting a tree.
The Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Caroline Corbin said, “I was delighted to welcome the Lord Lieutenant to the city to help us plant the jubilee trees. These trees will be a lasting reminder of the Jubilee in Salisbury and a great additional to our parks.”
Salisbury City Council’s tree planting project is part of the Queen’s Green Canopy where people from across the United Kingdom are being encouraged to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Everyone from individuals to schools and communities are being asked to play their part during the official planting season which is between October and March. You can read more about the project here.
The City Council is also due to spend £15,000 on the first stages of a city-wide tree planting initiative to help create a greener city for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.