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A lasting tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

A special tree will be planted in Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells in honour of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

On Thursday 9 February 2023 at 1.30pm the tree will be planted by the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Councillor Godfrey Bland and Mrs Georgie Warner, Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, as a permanent tribute to Her Majesty.

All are welcome to come to the park to see the tree being planted in the grass in front of the lake on the Pembury Road side of the park.

Fittingly the tree chosen, Acer platanoides Emerald Queen, will be planted in compost made from the floral tributes to Her Majesty left by members of the public outside the town hall in Royal Tunbridge Wells following her death.

Speaking in advance of the event the Mayor said: ‘The tree commemorates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years of service to the country. It is in keeping with the idea of legacy that the flowers which were left in Her Majesty’s memory become part of this lasting tribute.

The tree becomes 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.

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