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Residents’ tree-mendous tribute to Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Queen's Green Canopy

02 November 2021

People gathering together next to a tree which has just been planted

A group of green-fingered Northampton residents are among the first to officially ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’ in West Northamptonshire to mark the Queen’s Platinum celebrations next year.

Gardening club members at the Hawthorns Retirement Village in Upton have planted an oak tree as a lasting legacy in honour of Her Majesty’s ascension to the throne nearly 70 years ago. They marked the momentous occasion recently with an official ceremony, joined by the Deputy Lieutenant for Northamptonshire, Caroline Brocklehurst.

And with the tree-planting season now fully under way from this month, communities across West Northants, from schools, clubs and businesses to local families and individuals, are also being encouraged to get involved as part of the national Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative.

West Northamptonshire Council is working closely with the Northamptonshire Lord Lieutenant’s Office to help galvanise tree-planting activities across the area in the run-up to Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

Councillor Pinder Chauhan is heading the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative at WNC and joined Hawthorns residents at the recent tree-planting ceremony.

She said: “Planting a tree is a great way of bringing people together to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, as residents at Hawthorns have shown.

“The best thing about it is that anyone can get involved, whether you’re a local community group looking to mark this historic occasion, or a resident keen to plant your own personal Jubilee keepsake in your back garden. Everything you need to know about getting involved – including what kind of trees to plant and how to do it – is available on the Queen’s Green Canopy website and I’d encourage everyone to take a look.”

Schools and community groups are invited to apply for free saplings from The Woodland Trust through their website for planting from this month through to March and can find out more by visiting the The Woodland Trust website

The initiative also offers a great way for families and individuals to mark the jubilee with their own, sustainable souvenir growing in their garden which they can then officially map on the Queen’s Green Canopy website.

Arrangements are also getting under way by the Council to celebrate the Queen’s Green Canopy with a range of further local tree-planting initiatives in the run-up to next year’s Jubilee celebrations, and residents will be kept informed and updated as these activities take shape.

For more information and how to get involved visit Queen’s Green Canopy.

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