Help decide on where to plant Jubilee trees

Merton Council is calling on residents for their suggestions on where to plant five Black Poplar trees in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year.

Voting is simple. All residents need to do is go to the council website at and click on the Rate your Location link to vote for your preferred planting locations in Mitcham, Morden, Wimbledon, Raynes Park and Colliers Wood. Deadline for suggestions is Friday 8 July 2011.

All suggestions will be considered by a special working group consisting of a representative from each of the political parties in the borough, council officers and the Queen’s Deputy Lieutenant for Merton, The Right Honourable Sir John Wheeler, who will decide on the winning locations for each of the trees.

Merton Council cabinet member for community and culture Councillor Martin Whelton said: “Getting residents involved in helping us choose the locations of the trees is a great way of involving everyone in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The Black Poplars are the Queen’s favourite species of tree and they will grace each area of the borough.”