A LIVING legacy to Queen Elkizabeth II was planted in Teignmouth’s Eastcliff Park earlier today.

The Teignmouth Tree, which was planted by David Fursdon, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, as well as members from The Friends of Eastcliff Park group, is a gift from the Queen for the people of the town.

The tree comes from the Queen’s Green Canopy ‘Tree of Trees’ which once stood in the grounds of Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

It stood tall in a representative forest, conveying the Queen’s message, through woodland regeneration, of hope, and optimism for the future, for all parts of her United Kingdom and for the whole world.

Teignmouth joins more than 300 communities from across the UK who were announced as custodians of the trees.