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Invitation to Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

by Cathy Sheel

Schools, community groups and organisations across Knowsley are being invited to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.’

The invitation has come from organisers of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a unique, national tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Groups including schools, businesses, parish councils, care homes, community or park ‘friends’, church or nurseries can apply for packs of tree saplings – free of charge – and enhance the environment by planting the trees from October, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

Anyone interested in getting involved can apply for their tree packs and find out more about the initiative by visiting The Queen’s Green Canopy (queensgreencanopy.org)

With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage the planting of trees to create a legacy to mark The Queen’s 70 year reign and benefit future generations.

As well as encouraging 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.

Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods Cllr Shelley Powell said: “We know how much we value Knowsley’s green spaces and woodlands, so this is a great opportunity for communities across the borough to play a part in enhancing their green environment by championing The Queens Green Canopy in their area.

“Our Green Spaces Team will be on hand to provide help and support to ensure a good spread of new trees and can offer advice on how to plan, prepare and protect your new trees.   From October, you can photograph your Jubilee tree and upload it on to the QGC map.”

Knowsley Council’s Green Spaces Team can be contacted at dns.sustainability@knowsley.gov.uk

For more information visit The Queen’s Green Canopy (queensgreencanopy.org)