Plant a Tree for the Jubilee
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'.
We are delighted to be involved with this campaign and have pledged to plant 70 specimen trees in prominent locations on council land or other accessible sites such as schools and public open spaces. There will also be 700 saplings provided to residents, businesses, schools and associations.
Our Sustainability team says:
Planting trees is one of the many steps we can take in helping reduce our atmospheric emissions. This campaign not only highlights the importance of taking collective action to reduce these emissions, but it also shines a light onto the need to improve the biodiversity in our local green spaces. It will provide residents, schools, and local business with the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of our local environment through a hands-on approach, which will hopefully lead to continued action for climate change once this campaign is over.
Schools, community groups and clubs can apply for free saplings for planting from October to March from The Woodland Trust. During 2021 and 2022 The Woodland Trust has over three million saplings in tree packs available on a first come first served basis. Find out more on the Woodland Trust website.
To support the creation of woodland, the Forestry Commission has recently launched its flagship new grant scheme for farmers and landowners; the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) to support a wide range of woodland types and sizes on areas as small as 1 hectare.
You can find out more about how to get involved on The Queen's Green Canopy website.
Watch this space for more information on our tree planting across the borough.
Trees around the borough
Some wonderful trees in our very own Calverley Grounds.
Sweetgum, English Oak and Snake Bark Maple trees in Calverley Grounds, Royal Tunbridge Wells.