21 Jun Queen’s Green Canopy – Shropshire
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a National project that the Shropshire Lieutenancy together with Shropshire County Council and Telford and Wrekin Council are supporting locally. It will be rolled out across Shropshire and the rest of the UK during the planting season from October 2021 to March 2022
This will be a long-lasting and valuable way to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The Lieutenancy and the Councils are keen to help ensure that as many trees as possible are planted for the Canopy in Shropshire. This well- conceived campaign will encourage the choice of healthy native trees that will thrive in their environments.
We will shortly be contacting local councils, schools, churches, businesses, charities, other groups and individuals across the county to encourage all to respond to the opportunity to create an impressive legacy to honour The Queen’s long reign and leadership of the nation.
Anna Turner, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, said “The Queen’s Green Canopy is a wonderful way to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, which celebrates a remarkable 70 years on the throne – the longest of any monarch in this country. This initiative will promote the importance of trees for the environment in a sustainable and relevant way and, it is hoped, thousands of trees will be planted across the county as a lasting legacy. I am grateful to Robert and his team for leading the campaign in helping with guidance for all interested parties, from budding silviculturists to experts, on the best trees and where to plant them. We hope many individual trees will be planted, but also that more ambitious schemes may include new woodlands and avenues”.
I hope as many people as possible will be able to support this inclusive and far-reaching initiative.
Robert Bland DL
Chairman, Queen’s Green Canopy in Shropshire
To find out more, please see The Queens Green Canopy website.