COMMEMORATIVE trees are set to be planted across Colchester to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Colchester Council has joined a nationwide campaign planting the trees across the borough in support of the Royal Green Canopy Project.

The initiative was created to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee this year.

The council’s plantings will take place across the borough between May and December this year.

Oak trees will be planted in 20 towns and parishes across the borough, with pictures shared on the council’s social media pages.

Any trees planted from October 2021 to the end of the jubilee year in 2022 can be part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Project.

The Queen will receive this map of all the projects planted in her name as a gift from the nation.

Tim Young, Colchester’s deputy mayor, said: “The Queen’s Green Canopy campaign is another way that we can contribute to enhancing our local natural environment whilst also celebrating Her Majesty’s Jubilee.

“This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.”