Mayor's Avenue in Harrow Recreation Ground saw another tree planted at the annual Mayoral commemorative tree planting ceremony last Friday (March 27).
The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ajay Maru continued the tradition, planting a Liquidambar Styraciflua (Sweet Gum), which has maple-like leaves and blossoms with strong, long-lasting autumn colours with shades of crimson, orange and purple.
Cllr Ajay Maru said: “I am delighted to be a part of history in the Mayors Avenue by taking part in the annual tree planting ceremony and I would like to thank everyone who has helped with the tree planting.
"I have planted a tree which will bring lots of colour and brighten up the Mayor’s Avenue. In a way I think it reflects how diverse, vibrant and colourful the borough is and I hope visitors, park users and residents enjoy it when it blossoms.”
The tree adds to an already impressive 500 trees planted by the council across the borough this year.
Representatives of Harrow's Arboricultural Services Contractor, Glendale Manage Services also attended the ceremony, kindly supplying the memorial plaque.
Every year since 1991, the borough's first citizen plants a tree at the start of the spring season in The Mayor’s Avenue of Harrow Recreation Ground.