As part of a tree planting initiative to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, Slough Mayor Cllr Mohammed Nazir planted a Cherry tree on Friday 11 March at Langley Memorial Recreation Ground joined by Cllr Satpal Parmar.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) has invited people across the whole of the UK to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.” The Cherry tree planted on Friday is part of two rows of Cherries that are forming an avenue alongside the existing path. They are a non-fruiting variety so will not produce any debris on the path but were chosen for their colour in the spring when they blossom.
There is also a line of Lime trees being planted by the park edge. The Lime trees will take 20-30 years to reach maturity but could live for more than 100 years, fitting for celebrating reign as long as our Queen’s. The Cherries are quicker growing but shorter lived and will take about 10 years to reach maturity but will probably only live for about 50 years.
Slough Mayor Councillor Mohammed Nazir said: “It’s my absolute pleasure to be here today to plant this tree in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.
“The avenue of Cherry trees planted here will create a lovely physical environment and as they blossom in the spring, a beautiful splash of colour commemorating the long reign of our Queen.”