On 31 October 2012, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, planted a Red Windsor tree in Speaker's Green to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods Project. Mr Speaker was joined at the short ceremony by Michael Ellis MP, Robert Rogers, Clerk of the House of Commons and Chief Executive, and Nicola Nicholls, Chair of the Woodland Trust.
The Jubilee Project, which has The Queen's support and HRH The Princess Royal as Patron, aims to plant 6 million trees across the UK and involve millions of people in planting trees.
Mr Speaker said: "I am delighted to be planting this tree today to mark the Diamond Jubilee and Jubilee Woods project.
"The Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project is a fine example of the enormous success of the Jubilee festivities in bringing people together to celebrate Her Majesty's 60 years of dedication to public service."
Michael Ellis MP said: "As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, I'm proud to help make it possible for the House of Commons to mark this historic start to the tree planting season and to the second half of the Jubilee Woods project's planting."
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