ELLESMERE is set to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with the planting of a tree.

At Ellesmere Town Council's full council meeting, held on Thursday, June 10, councillors discussed proposals to support the Queen's Green Canopy initiative.

The initiative has been created to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and invites people from across the United Kingdom to 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'.

Town councillors discussed the initiative, and how best to support it.

Councillor Anne Wignall suggested that rather than just the council planting a tree, the community could be involved in the plans.

"The idea behind this is for us all to support the climate change agenda," said Cllr Wignall.

"Maybe this is the time to ask land owners if there is space, get the community behind it, maybe ask schools if they would like to plant a tree.

"Our role is to coordinate it.

"One tree wont make a difference but if we can plant as many as we can to will go some way towards doing something for the environment."

Cllr Tim Hunter also supported the plans, but implored the council to think about the best place to plant a tree.

"You need to think abut planting a tree that is going to cope and survive without someone looking after it," he said.

"You also need to think about which trees and which land condition.

"Otherwise you plant the tree and it will whither away and die.

"You're looking for land to plant a tree where it has space to establish and grow and possibly seed and create more trees.

"To mark the Queen's Jubilee would be incredibly appropriate."

Councillors agreed to look into the initiative further.