No show for the Queen’s tree ceremony

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X

An event to celebrate a grand accomplishment was missing a crowd.

A muggy Wednesday for the ceremony in Victoria Park, held to honour the Queen in her latest mark in history.

Disappointed Ann Marie Allen, a local tree historian says, “I wish we had of made a bit more than we are about it. That it was better organized and that the public was more involved.”

The lone red oak sapling planted in honour of Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the longest reigning monarch, was placed beside her father’s white oak tree planted in 1932.

Relaxing at a picnic table under King Henry VI tree, Adair Fureaux Putt had no idea why the sapling was planted, “I did hear there was a new tree planted in the park, and I was wondering if it was due to reforestation or a new legislation they have in place.”

Another ceremony will be held to honour the Queen’s accomplishment; It will be held at City Council Hall September 15th at 4 PM.

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