Worcestershire Planting Trees for the Jubilee

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Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE standing with a spade ready to plant a tree Published Friday, 1st October 2021

To mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, The Lord-Lieutenant is inviting Worcestershire to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

The initiative is part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique, UK-wide tree planting project aimed at creating a lasting legacy in honour of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Nation. 

The Lord-Lieutenant, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE, wishes to encourage Worcestershire’s councils, towns, businesses, communities, schools and residents to take part in this wonderful initiative and plant trees from 1st October (when the tree planting season begins) through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.  Everything from single trees to forests are most welcome. 

The Lieutenancy and Worcestershire County Council (WCC) began work on this project at the end of 2019, and WCC has already identified 2 sites and began planting on its 10-acre site at Bewdley in the Autumn of 2020. A further site near Evesham of 150-acres has been identified and development planning is now underway.   

Schools and Community groups are particularly encouraged to become involved.  

The QGC have partnered with the Woodland Trust’s Free Trees for Schools and Communities Scheme and they have offered over three million saplings, available nationally on a ‘first come first served’ basis.  In addition, a fund administered by the Worcestershire Community Foundation has also been established to invite donations to support the purchase of additional trees and you can donate by visiting the Green Canopy Jubilee Appeal page on the JustGiving website.

The Lord-Lieutenant finished by saying, “I hope that everyone who can, will plant a tree in honour of The Queen and help to build a legacy for Worcestershire”.

For more information, please visit the Planting Trees for the Jubilee page on the Worcestershire Lieutenancy website.