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Pendle honoured with one of the Queen’s Tree of Trees

Published: Tuesday, 18th October 2022

Position for tree planting for the Queen's mountain ash

Location for tree planting for one of the Queen's Tree of Trees.

The Queen’s Tree of Trees legacy will live on in Pendle. Pendle Borough Council will receive a native British tree – one of 350 trees which formed the living sculpture called Tree of Trees.

This sculpture stood tall as a message of hope, regeneration and optimism to the nation and the world as part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations. 

The Council joins over 300 organisations from across the UK to receive a tree in The Queen’s name presented in a pot embossed with Her Majesty’s cypher EIIR - standing for Elizabeth II Regina.

The eight feet high mountain ash tree will be planted by Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire, Dennis Mendoros and The Mayor of Pendle, Councillor Yasser Iqbal on Thursday 20 October at 2.30pm outside the Station Hotel on Broadway in Nelson.

Local people are welcome to come to the special tree planting ceremony.

Once in place, the tree will become part of the living legacy in honour of Her Majesty, joining over a million trees already planted across the UK as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. 

The Mayor said:

 “It is a great honour to be chosen as one of the recipients of a tree, which serves as a thank you for all the valuable and tireless work that volunteers and individuals undertake for the benefit of their communities.

Dennis Mendoros added: “I am delighted to be invited to plant this special tree in honour of Her Majesty.

“Standing proudly in the heart of Nelson, it will serve to remind us of the dedication, enthusiasm and hard work of Pendle’s many community groups, organisations and individuals.”

The tree will complement the improvements to the area which are being delivered through the 
Accessible Nelson project in the Nelson Town Deal programme.

An important part of this programme is tree planting and designs which make for a greener and more inviting town centre

Following the wishes of His Majesty The King, Patron of The Queen’s Green Canopy the initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Majesty.