Britain is Going Tree-Planting Mad for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

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Britain has Jubilee fever! Everywhere you look, Union Jack bunting is blowing in the wind, little girls are making paper crowns and mums are rushing about, doing last minute shopping before the community street party.

Here’s something you may not be aware of: many corporations and organisations are even planting Diamond Jubilee commemorative trees! In fact, Britain is going tree-planting mad! From big-named companies like the Woodland Trust, who have worked diligently to ensure that 60 wooded areas were made fit for royalty by this weekend to individuals who want to enhance their gardens, trees are the topic of the moment!

Our friends at the Woodland Trust have been busy little bees this Jubilee season, transforming the face of the country by planting an environment-friendly 3,154,434 trees as a part of their Jubilee Woods initiative.

We’re proud to report that the people of Britain are also going well beyond the Woodland Trust efforts and have taken to planting their own Diamond Jubilee commemorative trees. Allow me to show you some stunning trees we have in stock if you’re looking to spruce up your garden in honor of this occasion. A tree would make a fitting permanent keepsake to celebrate and remember this auspicious event!

Plant Your Own Commemorative Diamond Jubilee Tree

Be the envy of your neighbourhood with one of our Queen Elizabeth Rose bushes. Symbolising grace and elegance, this variety of rose was named in honour of the late Queen Mother. Its striking pink blossoms and deep green leaves combine to create an awe-inspiring plant that would look great in any sunny front garden. Once fully bloomed, the flowers can be cut and arranged in vases indoors, bringing a little bit of the grandeur of our garden inside to be enjoyed no matter the weather. This regal bush deserves top billing and will be a reminder of the Diamond Jubilee for years to come.

If you’re in the market for a smaller tree to commemorate the events of the weekend, then why not consider one of our Dwarf Diamond Peach trees? This tree combines the best of both worlds—prominent pink flowers and luscious, juicy peaches. Just imagine, this time next year, you could fondly remember the Diamond Jubilee with a bouquet of peach flowers from your very own tree whilst enjoying a hearty peach crumble made from your own peaches! We can’t think of a better, tastier way to say God save the Queen!

Maybe you prefer apples to peaches? Well, you’re in luck, we’ve got another royal treat up our sleeves: our lovely dessert apple producing Queen Cox apple tree. This tree does well in south-facing gardens and practically takes care of itself! It’s self-pollinating, does well in more arid soils and it is the apple tree of choice recommended for our English and Welsh climes. Could it get any easier? Just plant it, love it and watch it grow! With the remarkable way this hearty tree looks after itself, you’ll find time to kick up your heels and relax … perhaps, a little daydreaming about what you would do if you were royalty?

We’ve got to admit, we’re a little obsessed with fruit here at Tree2mydoor, and it’s a good thing, too! Our next Diamond Jubilee featured tree is the Snow Queen Nectarine. Closely related to the peach, but with a little more panache, the vibrant red fruit the tree bears is sweet and bursting with vitamin A. With an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society under its roots, this tree knows it’s something special! It bears delicate flowers in the spring and its perfect fruit is ready to be devoured in August, kind of like an end of summer swansong. This tree requires a bit more warmth than a peach tree and, as it loves the limelight, would be best suited for growth in a greenhouse.

Importance of Ceremonial Trees

Now that we’ve shown you how you could commemorate this occasion, let’s take a quick look at the role trees play in commemorating special events. Trees are considered to be the basis of life on earth. We’re all aware that tree help maintain life by the role they play in supplying air for us to breathe. For tens of thousands of years, people have been cutting down and planting trees.

In fact, many countries around the world celebrate a national tree planting day. The first ever recorded day was on 10 April 1872 in America. A record one million trees were planted on that day and the name Arbor Day was given to commemorate the tree planting efforts.

From 1872 until the present, trees have been used to commemorate a myriad of events and special occasions. From memorials to celebrations of life, new business launches and as symbols of love, trees are constantly involved in the way we celebrate and commemorate events. It’s fitting too, because without trees life would cease to exist. Recognising this and responding with a tree is a beautiful act of humility and reverence.

Tree planting has become increasingly popular and important, whether spurred on by the dramatic aerial images of the quickly diminishing rain forests of South America, or done to reduce the impact of climate change, tree planting is an important and necessary part of life. When used to celebrate an occasion, trees become permanent markers and reminders of an event or a loved one’s contribution or life. Trees have a way of sticking with us, of becoming something that we rely on and need, it seems fitting that we honour their nature by involving trees in our celebrations and memorials.

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