Silver thatch tree planted for Diamond Jubilee

A fine specimen of the Cayman National Tree, the silver thatch palm, now graces the grounds of the Government Administration Building after Governor Duncan Taylor led the planting to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on World Environment Day on Tuesday, 5 June.  

Organised by the Governor’s Office staff, the event is the first for planting 600 trees in the Cayman Islands to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – 100 for each decade of her reign. 

The planting also focuses attention on government’s “green” home during World Environment Day, which is run by the United Nations Environment Programme. Its theme this year is “Green Economy: Does It Include You?” 

silver thatch tree planting

Participating in the tree planting are, from left, Attorney General Samuel Bulgin; Cabinet Secretary Orrett Connor; the Governor’s Social Secretary Jacqueline Hennings; Assistant Management Officer Gillian Skinner; Governor Duncan Taylor; and the Governor’s Personal Assistant Penny Knight. – Photo: Submitted