22/04/22: 700 trees planted to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Breckland Council has joined the Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) campaign by planting more than 700 trees in Attleborough and Watton. 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".

With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC encourages planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen's leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations. 

Breckland Council has worked with the Woodland Trust to select a mixture of trees that will create two areas of planting fit for a queen. 360 trees have been planted in green space off Blackthorn Road in Attleborough and 400 off Herron Way in Watton. The trees are a mix of oak and other native varieties.

Cllr Ian Sherwood, Breckland Council's lead for sustainability, said: "We're proud to be part of the Queen's Green Canopy campaign: planting trees is a fantastic way to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee and make Breckland an even greener and more beautiful place. One of our priorities as a council is to lead our district in becoming greener and more sustainable, and planting more trees is a key part of that. We worked with the Woodland Trust to identify these two areas as the most suitable places to plant hundreds of trees, and it will be great to think of Breckland residents enjoying them for years and even generations to come."

As well as inviting 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.  Find out more about the campaign at www.queensgreencanopy.org 

Last updated: 22/04/2022 12:10:24