New Trees in Park dedicated to The Queen’s Canopy

Deputy Mayor Councillor Long with Prefects from the Littlehampton Academy and Councillor Blanchard-Cooper planting tree at Rosemead Park

Littlehampton Town Council has dedicated a row of new trees at Rosemead Park to Her Majesty The Queen in celebration of the Monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.

In the last few months the Council has replaced old Leylandii trees which were nearing the end of their lifespan with established English native trees and hedgerow that are best suited to coastal conditions and provide a long-term planting scheme that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Assisting the Deputy Mayor Councillor Long and Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper with planting the last tree were two Prefects from the Littlehampton Academy. A dedication plaque has been erected at the site and the trees have been added to the Queen’s Green Canopy. The Green Canopy is a project generating the planting of large, celebration trees, new majestic avenues of trees, urban planting, and expansive new forests that will benefit future generations with every planting being recorded on a digital Queen’s Green Canopy map which will be presented to Her Majesty at the end of the Jubilee year.

Speaking about the initiative, Chair of the Community Resources Committee, Councillor Billy-Blanchard-Cooper, said: “Offering a sustainable habitat for local wildlife, the new additions complement the rest of the park’s established vegetation and in time provide screening from the road behind. I am absolutely delighted with the result especially as the project will now go down in history through the Queen’s Green Canopy.”

The Town Council is organising events to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and more details of the plans can be found on our website