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Oak trees planted in Leicester to mark Diamond Jubilee

The Queen
Image caption The Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK began in Leicester

Sixty trees have been planted in one of Leicester's largest parks to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Volunteers took part in the project, organised by the city council, to plant 60 English oak trees at Castle Hill Country Park.

Parks officer Stefan Cabaniuk said the oak was a native species, closely associated with English parks.

He said the new trees were a fitting tribute to the Queen, who began her royal tour in Leicester.

Last month the Queen visited De Montfort University and Leicester Cathedral as she kicked off her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.

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