Over 50 schools and community groups in Merseyside are set to plant commemorative "Jubilee Trees" this winter as part of a project coordinated by The Mersey Forest and Sefton CVS.
The project was officially launched by Dame Lorna Muirhead, the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside with a ceremony in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 24 November, which included stories from schools across Merseyside about the project, and a choral evensong marking the end of the Cathedral's celebrations of the Queen's Jubilee year.
Dame Lorna Muirhead said: "I am delighted that so many schools and community groups across Merseyside have chosen to honour the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in this way. In 60 years these trees will be a landmark to commemorate this special year."
"The trees planted as part of this project will serve as a continuing reminder of Her Majesty's lifelong service to this country."
Helen Carty, High Sheriff of Liverpool, who came up with the Jubilee Trees concept, said: "This is a great way to round off a memorable year for the country, and the trees will also help create The Mersey Forest – providing habitat for wildlife, helping to improve air quality, and creating greener, even more attractive school grounds for children to enjoy."