Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an avenue of trees will be planted in Barrow Park to commemorate her reign and to mark the ascension to the throne of King Charles III.
The Council will plant eight young trees – one to mark each decade of The Queen’s reign and one to celebrate the Proclamation of His Majesty, King Charles.
An official tree planting ceremony will take place on Tuesday 18th October, led by Barrow Mayor Councillor Hayley Preston.
Cllr Preston said: “To be able to commemorate The Queen in this way while making a positive environmental impact is particularly special.
“We know Queen Elizabeth was passionate about nature, about the outdoors and about the natural world so this seems like a fitting way to remember her and the life of service she dedicated to us all.
“We now have a new King, King Charles, so we have also planted a tree to mark his ascension to the throne.”
Cllr Preston added: “We hope that people can enjoy the new trees in the park for many decades to come.”
The trees are planted along the pathway from the entrance to the park at Abbey Road, leading up to the Cenotaph.
They include specimens from an approved list of ancient, native trees chosen by Queen Elizabeth as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy - a special project to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. King Charles has extended the project to allow all people to plant trees to honour The Queen and to create a living legacy to her lifelong service and dedication.
The trees chosen for the avenue at Barrow Park include English Oak, Small Leaved Lime and Common Beech.
Flowers which were laid for The Queen by the community during the period of national mourning have been composted and will be used to nurture the trees as they grow.