An avenue of jacaranda trees will be planted in Murgon’s CBD to honour the Queen’s 70 years of service if the plan receives grant funding (Photo: Wikimedia)
Cr Kathy Duff

May 11, 2022

South Burnett Regional Council will plant 14 jacaranda trees in Murgon’s QEII Park to honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee if a grant application is successful.

The Council announced on Wednesday it has applied for $20,000 from the Queen’s Jubilee Planting Program, a tree planting project to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

If the application is successful, Council will plant the trees on a vacant section of QEII Park at the intersection of Lamb and Krebs streets.

The plan was announced by Parks and Gardens portfolio chair Cr Kathy Duff.

Cr Duff said the idea was to create a Jubilee avenue of 14 jacarandas – seven mature trees and seven saplings – with each pair signifying a decade of the monarch’s reign.

When the trees have been planted, seven selected elderly Murgon residents and seven younger Murgon residents would form part of the official opening ceremony which will also involve the land’s Traditional Owners.

Apart from honouring the Queen’s service, the jacarandas will replace several trees that had to be removed from the park last May after they were found to be at risk of dropping limbs.

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