Last week, the Mayor of Barnsley and the Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire planted a unique ‘Tree of Trees’ in Locke Park, to remember Her Majesty The Queen.

Chosen as one of over 300 organisations, across the country, to receive a special tree from the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) ‘Tree of Trees’, Barnsley held a special ceremony to give guests a chance to reflect on Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

Sarah-Jane Tattersall, Mayor of Barnsley, said: “We were delighted to be chosen to receive one of the special ‘Tree of Trees’, serving as a lasting tribute to Her Majesty’s extraordinary reign and building on the canopy’s living legacy in our borough.

“Many people across Barnsley came together to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, showing the special place she held in the hearts of our communities.”

The QGC is a UK-wide planting initiative designed by Thomas Heatherwick, which marked the Queens Platinum Jubilee. To this date, it has resulted in more than 1m trees being planted, and now gives the community a way to remember Queen Elizabeth II and her special legacy.

Mayor Tattersall added: “Today’s tree planting gives our communities a space to remember our Queen and helps everyone be part of this special legacy, whether watching it grow or taking part in your own tree planting.

“If you’re in Locke Park, pay our living tribute to our Queen a visit. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this moving tribute possible.”