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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 mature and native trees at Nari Reserve, install a commemorative plaque and hold an event in honour of The Queen’s Jubilee. This will create shade and beautify the local environment.

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 Marion hosted a ceremonial planting of a mature eucalyptus tree at Nari Reserve at Sheidow Park today (September 2) to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and a revegetation project in this popular recreation area.

Council recently received $20,000 from the Australian Government Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program for a revegetation project at Nari Reserve located southwest of the O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park. The funding will be used to help create a canopy cover of 20 per cent vegetation in this 11ha Council reserve to improve the visual amenity, increase biodiversity value, expand green corridors, reduce noise pollution, and cool the area.

As part of the Australian Government Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program, more than 400 local species seedlings will be planted in Nari Reserve in autumn 2023 with the local community members and the Friends of Glenthorne, a volunteer group committed to restoring native habitat in the nearby Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta,

The first part of the project involved the ceremonial planting of an advanced Eucalyptus macrocarpa by Mayor of Marion Kris Hanna and the State Member for Davenport Erin Thompson, on behalf of the Federal Minister for Social Services and local Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth.

An Australian Government Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program commemorative sign will be installed at Nari Reserve later this year ahead of the vegetation planting in 2023.

Nari Reserve is currently an open space reserve with sparsely planted trees and revegetation plots along the northwestern boundary. Over the past six years, the local community in partnership with The Friends of Glenthorne has been revegetating parts of Nari Reserve. The reserve will remain as an open space with mown green spaces between plots of planted vegetation. Council is aiming to create a canopy cover of 20 per cent on the reserve to cool the area, improve visual amenity and increase biodiversity value.

The Australian Government Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program will enable the planting of more than 700 local species to meet that canopy cover target.
City of Marion, 2 September 2022. 





Address:Nari Drive, Nari Reserve, Sheidow Park, 5158
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.066597
Long: 138.533352
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:Friday 2nd September, 2022
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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