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Commemorative oak tree at Lily Hill Park

Sarah Scott, Team Coordinator, Property.

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Windsor Great Park

Apr 25 2023

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An English oak tree has been planted at Lily Hill Park, Bracknell to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022).

Richard Everett, Chief Forester at The Crown Estate was present to unveil a commemorative plaque, which has been placed alongside the tree.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Image: Left – Richard Everett, Chief Forester at The Crown Estate, joins members of the heritage parks team and volunteers from their dedicated gardening group at Lily Hill Park

Stephen Chown, head of natural estates at Bracknell Forest Council said:

“We are delighted to have such a special tree to commemorate The Queen. We offer sincere thanks to The Crown Estate for kindly providing this sapling.

The tree was grown as a seedling from one of the special veteran oak trees on the Windsor Estate, which was home to The Queen.

Oak trees are a much-loved native British species that have huge social and ecological value. They can also grow to extreme old age with veteran oaks at the Windsor Estate thought to be 1,000 years old.

This tree will provide a future haven for wildlife, providing food, shelter and a breeding place for a staggering 2,300 species.

Trees are also good for our own wellbeing; lowering our blood pressure, reducing stress levels, and helping us feel calm and happy.

We hope residents and visitors to Lily Hill Park will be able to enjoy this new oak for many years to come.”

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