Planting Common Lime tree as part of Queen’s Green Canopy
Horsham District Council has planted a Common Lime tree (Tilia europaea) to mark the coronation of King Charles III this May.
The tree, planted by Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Roger Noel and Cabinet Member for Horsham Town Cllr Tony Hogben, has been positioned in Horsham Park just yards away from another Common Lime tree, which the Council planted in March 2022 to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and as part of the national Queen’s Green Canopy campaign.
Cllr Noel commented: “Planting a tree to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will leave a lasting legacy. “Trees are not only aesthetically beautiful for everyone to enjoy, but they also support our wildlife, provide cleaner air, reduce pollution levels and help tackle the effects of climate change. The new trees will bring all these benefits for future generations.”
The Common Lime (Tilia europaea) is a native species, which is rare in the wild. It makes a stately tree when fully grown and can reach 30 metres in height. It is good for wildlife, being a food plant for many insects which in turn provide food for hoverflies, ladybirds and birds. The flowers provide nectar and pollen for insects, particularly bees.
The tree planting ceremony was attended by Cllrs Roger Noel, Tony Hogben and Ruth Fletcher with members of the Council’s Parks and Countryside team and Friends of Horsham Park.