28 Oct Queen’s Green Canopy – Shropshire update
The Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative is now well underway in Shropshire, with many marker flags appearing on the QGC map to mark their location. Last week Robert Bland DL – The Lieutenancy county lead for the project, met with Mike Pugh, Contract and Arb officer for Shrewsbury Town Council at Weeping Cross Nursery, who are assisting with the supply of free trees and plaques for schools and community groups in Shropshire.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year.
With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.
As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.
To find out more about the Queens’s Green Canopy and how to get involved, please click here