Central Bedfordshire Council is supporting The Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Everyone from across the UK is being invited to plant trees this month which marks the start of the tree planting season (October – April).
To officially launch the event locally, the Council has planted seven trees in Jubilee Wood in Biggleswade and are working with the Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis to raise awareness of the Queen’s Green Canopy project and to work with community groups, parish and town councils and schools to apply for tree funds.
It is hoped as many people as possible will have the opportunity to plant a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations across Central Bedfordshire.
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis said:
“It is delightful to be here today in this beautiful Jubilee Wood in Biggleswade, to demonstrate the commitment of the people of Bedfordshire to plant trees as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy project to mark Her Majesty’s Jubilee in 2022.
“Trees are a symbol of hope for the future, I am excited at the prospect of saplings being planted in every parish of our county, with the involvement of all parts of our wonderfully diverse communities and all age-groups.
“What an amazing thought that one hundred years from now, children will be playing under the shady branches of these trees.”
Please email: BeGreen@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk if you would like to register your interest for the Queen’s Green Canopy and future tree events.
The Council will soon be adding tree planting information packs as well as details to explain how communities can apply for a tree fund to its website.