In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee and a number of plans are in place to celebrate her seventy years of service to the Nation.
The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a UK-wide tree planting initiative, inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”, with a focus on planting sustainably. The QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy for future generations to enjoy, in honour of HM The Queen. Churches have been invited to take part.
Lt Col Patrick Holcroft, Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire writes:
"As HM The Queen’s representative in the County, I would like to encourage Worcestershire residents, landowners, schools, communities, towns, parishes and businesses to participate in this wonderful project and plant trees from October (when the tree planting season begins), through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
The Lieutenancy and Worcestershire County Council have endorsed two planting projects: one has already begun on a 10 acre plot at Bewdley, and a 150 acres near Evesham will begin in the next few months.
The QGC is aimed at everyone so please do get involved, either by planting a commemorative tree in your garden, some fruit trees, or a larger woodland area. Here is a link to our web page which explains more about how you can get involved with links and contact information Worcestershire Lieutenancy - Trees for the Jubilee.
This is a meaningful and lasting way of showing our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for the 70 years of Her Majesty’s dedicated service to our Community and I am looking forward to Worcestershire planting many trees for the Jubilee."
Don't forget to contact the Church Buildings Team if you are thinking of planting a tree in your churchyard.