Tree to mark her Majesty’s long reign

Lennox Herald - - INTIMATION­S -

A com­mem­o­ra­tive tree and a stone cir­cle are to be placed at the en­trance to Luss to mark the Queen be­com­ing Bri­tain’s long­est reign­ing monarch.

On Septem­ber 9, Queen El­iz­a­beth will over­take her great-great­grand­mother, Queen Vic­to­ria, to be­come the long­est serv­ing monarch - with 63 years, seven months on the throne.

To mark the oc­ca­sion, Luss Es­tates, the Luss Com­mu­nity Coun­cil and the Luss and Ar­den Com­mu­nity Devel­op­men­tTrust are propos­ing to plant a com­mem­o­ra­tive red oak and its base will be sur­rounded by an in­scribed stone cir­cle.

Luss Es­tates chair­man Sir Mal­colm Colquhoun said:“This is an ex­tra­or­di­nary and sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone in our his­tory. The red oak will grow to be a mag­nif­i­cent tree, one that will still be there for per­haps hun­dreds of years, and will be a re­minder to pos­ter­ity of this land­mark achieve­ment.”

As part of the pro­posal, it is in­tended to in­vite public sub­scrip­tions, in re­turn for which the name of the sub­scriber will be en­graved on the stone cir­cle for pos­ter­ity.

For res­i­dents of the Luss and Ar­den dis­trict, the cost of this will be £10 per per­son; sub­scrip­tions from those living out­side the area will be wel­comed at a cost of £100 per per­son min­i­mum.

De­tails of how to sub­scribe are avail­able at www.the­queen­stree. com.

De­tails of the plant­ing and in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony on the week­end of Septem­ber 12 and 13 will fol­low.

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