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Two hundred oak trees to be gifted to East Suffolk parish and town councils to celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee



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Around 200 oak trees are being gifted to parish and town councils across East Suffolk to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

East Suffolk Council announced it was supporting the 'Treebilee' project started by Prince Charles to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne in 2022, and confirmed each town and parish would be gifted an oak tree for the occasion.

It means around 200 will be distributed across the district, which will also aid the district's net zero carbon ambitions.

East Suffolk Council\'s Conservative cabinet member for the environment, James Mallinder, launching the 'treebilee' campaign where oak trees will be gifted to town and parish councils. Picture: East Suffolk Council
East Suffolk Council\'s Conservative cabinet member for the environment, James Mallinder, launching the 'treebilee' campaign where oak trees will be gifted to town and parish councils. Picture: East Suffolk Council

James Mallinder, Conservative cabinet member for the environment, told Wednesday night's full council meeting: "I am absolutely delighted to announce our treebilee campaign where we are donating a tree to every town and parish council in East Suffolk.

"This is a part of celebrating the Platinum Jubilee but also reinforcing our commitment of being environmentally-friendly and building sustainable communities.

"Let's get the right tree in the right place, forming a lasting legacy for us and future generations."

Cllr Mallinder said it would help towards the authority's goal of becoming carbon net zero by 2030, as trees helped to absorb carbon and reduce pollution.

Parish and town councils should receive written correspondence soon with full details of the plans.