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The trees were planted, and a commemorative plaque unveiled, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee and acknowledge her 70 years of service as Australia`s Head of State.

The project received funding of $19,500 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant native trees, install a commemorative sign and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will enhance the tree canopy and connect native wildlife corridors.

Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime, and was head of state of 15 realms at the time of her death. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the longest verified reign of any female monarch in history.  

30 people arrived to help and together we planted 80 shrubs/trees for the Queen's Jubilee Celebration. In this process we extended the paperbark forest around the lake. We also planted rushes, sedges and reeds in the open space that the lake dredge will use to access the lake in the future. This means that after dredging we might need to replace some plants or give critical care to others but the planted area will remain intact. Even better, no trees will be impacted so damage will be minimal.

The wonderful morning tea was catered by B4C, and the group of highly enthusiastic people worked hard and consumed the food with gusto. Next time you walk past the end of the lake check out our efforts and see the benefits for the environment. Enjoy the pictures and perhaps we will see you next Friday at the Shed at 8.30 in the morning.
Greg Wellard
Group Leader
Facebook, Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C)
31 July-2022




Address:422 Mount Petrie Road, Mount Petrie Road Park, Mackenzie, 4156
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.540675
Long: 153.122361
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:06-February-1952
Actual Event End Date:06-February-2022


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st July, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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