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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 $20,000 from the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Program which will run from 2021-2024. The project will plant advanced trees, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will beautify the area and enhance the tree canopy.

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. 

The City of Onkaparinga recently received $20,000 from the Australian Government to plant trees to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years of service.

The Queen’s Jubilee Planting will consist of planting 50 new native trees as well as irrigation to ensure their strong survival. 

The western verge section along Main South Road, adjacent Knox Park has been chosen for the Jubilee planting due the location being along a major road and close to the Knox Park sports park, ensuring the plantings will be seen and enjoyed by many. The existing trees in the western verge from Flaxmill Road to the south of Knox Park, have been failing over the past few years. An independent audit was undertaken where it was found 23% of trees were in either poor health or dead and 54% have poor structure, suggesting that whole tree failure is highly likely in storm events.

A staged tree planting plan is being developed providing an opportunity to replace the trees that have fallen or are in poor health, with more appropriate tree species. The Main South Road tree planting program will begin with the Jubilee tree planting alongside a section of Knox Park. Following a further on-site assessment, 11 trees in this section were identified for removal to make way for the new plantings. We are seeking feedback from the community regarding the three proposed regulated tree removals.
City of Onkaparinga, 16 January- 6 February 2023. 





Address:Main South Road, Knox Park, Morphett Vale, 5162
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.132706
Long: 138.523868
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
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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