TWO trees that were planted to celebrate the late Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee have been vandalised.

Earlier this year, over 100 trees were planted in parks and open spaces across the city, including Riverside Park, Townhill Green, and West Park, to create a green canopy.

The scheme marked the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne with city residents allowed to "plant a tree for the jubilee."

So far, 40 trees have been planted in Townhill Green and a further 70 oaks are being planted in Riverside Park.

However, two of the trees have been vandalised just a month after Her Majesty the Queen passed away, according to the council.

READ MORE: 'Green Canopy' of trees to be planted in Southampton to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee

A spokesperson for the authority said: "We are aware of the two vandalised trees that make up the Queen's Green Canopy, planted as part of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this year.

"The trees at the Queen's Green Canopy will become a legacy for future generations and play an important role in remembering our late Queen." 

The city council has confirmed that the trees will be replaced to keep Her Majesty's memory alive.

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