Yesterday marked a significant moment for our staff and students as we had the honour of participating in a tree planting ceremony at Hertford Castle. The event was graced by the esteemed presence of the Mayor of Hertford and the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire. Buckingham Palace’s contributed money for the Lord Lieutenant to purchase a tree for planting in a prominent public location. This majestic Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ was carefully selected to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III.
Commemorative trees, in particular, serve as living tributes to important events, allowing communities to connect with their history and nature simultaneously. The longevity of these trees becomes a testament to the enduring legacy of the occasion they symbolise. The attendance of our staff and students at the ceremony highlighted the importance of community engagement. Such events not only strengthen the bond between the local government and its residents but also provide an opportunity for individuals to actively participate in the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage.